Post # 1
Hey bees, my father passed away in Dec 2011 and the only thing I wanted of his was his camper. He had shed so much blood and sweat keeping that thing going that I could tell how much it meant to him. Some of my best memories of him were from being out camping in that very same camper. Well, my mother gave me the camper last summer and we took it out a lot of weekends. I took it in today to have some things fixed as my dad had been sick for a few years before he passed and wasnt able to keep up with maintenance. The camper is only worth around $3,000 and it cost me about $600 today to keep up with it. This got me thinking about how much money i would invest in the camper and it hit me that I simply couldnt put a price on it. I will continue to spend whatever it takes to keep that camper going because it holds such a high sentimental value to me. So I ask you, what item holds the most sentimental value to you and why?
Post # 3
@Beasha: I honestly don’t know. I’ve moved around so much that it’s hard to hold onto things I’ve had sentimental attachment to. Because there are too many things, then I guess nothing has the most sentimental value to me.
Post # 4
Photos, from my childhood, parents’ childhood, and even older. They would be a physical item (photo album), but I don’t have all the originals, many of them are high-resolution scans. So the physical item is the hard drive they sit on… which I’m not actually attached to, only for what’s on it.
Post # 5
My father passed away 2 months before my college graduation. He planned to buy me a diamond pendant necklace. One of his friends told my mom where to buy it and she did. Even though it wasn’t given to me from him, just the thought of knowing that this is what he planned to get me makes it very sentimental.
I have another necklace he gave me a few years before that which means everything to me too.
Post # 6
A silver cross my friend gave to me before she died. she was 16 at the time and the most bubbley vivascious girl you could ever meet, sadly she had cystic fibrosis, she gave me the cross to keep for her until she got out of hospital and at her funeral i tried to give it back to her mother but her mother told me when she gave me the cross she knew she wasn’t getting out so she meant for me to keep it.
Post # 7
Photos and scrapbboks, my nana’s jewelry she gave me, a teddy bear I received at birth, the first gift my husband bought me for my “anniversary” (a solitaire diamond necklace), quilts made of my daughters’ baby clothes…if my house was on fire, and I could grab a few things before running out with my family, I’d get those things first.
Post # 8
It’s a tie between my mother’s hope chest and old pictures of my grandfather…he was sooo good lookin!
Post # 9
My FH’s army dog tags that he gave me as a necklace while we were dating. These bad boys made it through Iraq and Kuwait.
Post # 10
My hope chest – it’s beautiful. Handmade completely out of oak.
Also, I have a locket that was originally my great grandmother’s. She gave it to her daughter on her wedding day, my mom recieved it on hers, and I recieved it on mine.
Post # 11
I have a little jewelry box. When you open it up, music plays and a little ballerina spins (although I’m not sure she spins anymore, it’s so old). It was given to me before I can even remember by my grandfather, who passed away from cancer when I was 5. It’s one of the few things I have to remember him by.
Post # 12
@Beasha: My diary that I’ve had since 2nd grade! Even though I only update it every few years nowadays, I used to write in it relatively frequently and there are some hilarious bits in there. I would never throw it out. Also the first birthday card Fiance gave to me…it was so creative and has a picture of us on the card. He put a lot of thought into it.
Interesting story, I grew up with this little dresser in my dining room and never really knew much about it til recently. My dad and I were saying we should get rid of it for my mom to make more space and she objected. 30 years ago (when my parents lived 3000 miles away for the first few years of marriage) some ladies from their church gave that dresser to my mom as a baby shower gift. I never realized this was my sister’s dresser from when she was a baby! This is the only physical thing my mom has from that period of her life and now I understand why she doesn’t want to get rid of it…you never know what something means to someone til you ask them.
Post # 13
Besides all childhood photos and other photos and my engagement ring, the item I have MOST sentimental attachment to is my first copy of Pride and Prejudice. It is slightly tattered and I have a newer copy but I can’t get rid of it. It is my favourite book, and I discovered it through my grandmother. I used to read to her and she brought Pride and Prejudice for me to read to her. After reading it I loved it and bought it for myself. So I have had it ever since, I would want Fiance to have that copy if something happened to me.