Show Me Something You’ve Had Forever

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by WrayGun, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    2,054
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Location:
    Colorado
    6EAAAB08-339E-4E92-AC6C-923CEA5FE20F.jpeg

    1971 Jeep CJ6
     
  2. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    21,145
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Montana
    Wow. That is a relatively rare Jeep in the states, and yours is in great shape too. Very nice.
     
  3. peteb

    peteb Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,089
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Location:
    Cascadia
    This is my dresser since before I can remember






    7E110B26-9B1A-4EE7-A4D7-F5671D60DD1A.jpeg



    This is my great grand mother’s rocking chair.



    F0A3F990-9577-413B-9DD0-2BD7E72E39C4.jpeg




    We also have a violin made by my great grand father.
     
  4. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    9,464
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Plundertown (Gasville) OR
    I had this piggy bank as far back in my childhood as I can remember. It was stuck shut until just a few years ago, and now I keep my semiridiculous pick collection in it.

    Picky Bank.jpg
     
  5. Bob Womack

    Bob Womack Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    888
    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Location:
    Between Clever and Stupid
    I've got the car that goes in, in excellent condition.

    Bob
     
    telemnemonics and Obsessed like this.
  6. rarebreed

    rarebreed Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    844
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Location:
    Louisville,KY
    Of all the junk and stuff I've collected over the years, for me it has to be this guitar. My dad bought this for me when he came home from Viet Nam in 1967.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 002.JPG
      002.JPG
      File size:
      212 KB
      Views:
      38
  7. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    20,311
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    Around
    Great grandpa farm clock and an arrowhead I found as a kid.
     
  8. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    57
    Posts:
    3,071
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    Forgot about my dog tags. I joined the USAF in 1981 and still have them hanging from the mirror in my car.
     
  9. Telecastoff1

    Telecastoff1 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    528
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I found this Wooly Mammoth tooth when I was 13 years old, while looking for agates. It's the oldest thing in our house....even older than me! Mammouth Tooth2.jpg Mammouth Tooth1.jpg
     
  10. RottenTheCat

    RottenTheCat Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    460
    Joined:
    May 29, 2019
    Location:
    Drambuie, Africa
    I have a wooden ball handled scribe that was my grand fathers. When I was young my father told me someday this awl will be yours.
     
  11. Sanity Inn

    Sanity Inn Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    376
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    I posted this in a similar thread last year. My baby wrist band and a gold ring. The "A" stands for baby one, as mom had two of us.
     

    Attached Files:

    telemnemonics likes this.
  12. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    409
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2010
    Location:
    Iowa
    For my first birthday my dad bought me a Johnson 3hp boat motor. I still have it. It still looks brand new and runs perfectly. Here's a picture of it in use just days after my birthday (1956). Note that back then, even for outdoor activities like fishing, the proper attire for little girls was dresses.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dave Hicks

    Dave Hicks Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,513
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2003
    Location:
    Northeastern Indiana
    I've had a copy of this book for over 50 years:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Ducerro

    Ducerro Tele-Meister

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    340
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2017
    Location:
    Yoakum, Texas
    My grandparents lived about 6 miles from where I now call home. When they first moved here in 1966 we lived on the other side of the US in Ohio, but every year the parents would load up the station wagon (seriously - we had a station wagon) and we'd drive down to visit. My dad and my mom's family loved deer hunting and pistol shooting and reloading and rifles and anything else that would go bang. So, of course, it rubbed off on me. At the age of 10 I wanted a pistol so bad I could taste it. Dad finally got tired of me constantly begging for one that he made me a deal - if I saved up 1/2 the price of the pistol he'd pay for the rest. I honestly think he figured that would be the end of it - that I'd never save up that much cash from my paper route. He was wrong. Had the cash in just over 6 weeks. You should have seen his face when I gave him the money - priceless. My grandfather worked in a propane store that just so happened to have a firearms license. So the call was made and my pistol was ordered - ready for me to pick up the next time we were in Yoakum. Still have that pistol today. Other than a silver dollar given to me at birth, it is the oldest thing I own and my most prized possession.
     
    Rowdyman, aerhed and brookdalebill like this.
  15. aerhed

    aerhed Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    60
    Posts:
    2,382
    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Location:
    Boulder, WY
    Great thread.
     
  16. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    1,083
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2018
    Location:
    Nawth Alabama
    Mom and Dad were given an engraved (my name, birthdate, etc.) silver cup and spoon by his squadron the day I was born. It is packed away...but I still have it. I found some of my Boy Scout stuff the other day, a hat, some patches, etc...that would be from ~1969. Somewhere, I have a pile of Cox .049 model airplane engines. I was flying U-control models with them from the time I was 10.

    Then there are the photographs. Boxes and boxes of them. I found one of my mother pregnant with me (she looks miserable)...and the follow up just a few days later after I was born.

    I have much older stuff. Small collection of arrowheads and flint drills from the fields around our house, Civil War mini-ball, etc. I picked those up in my pre-teens.
     
    brookdalebill likes this.
  17. PGolds1984

    PGolds1984 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    22
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2012
    Location:
    Charlestown

    Bones, where on the island was uyour grandfather's farm? I have a lot of the same kind of arrowheads from my grandparents farm in Deer Park.
     
  18. Obsessed

    Obsessed Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    21,145
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Location:
    Montana
    Do the
    Do the machine guns still pop out and the rear shield pop up?
     
    telemnemonics likes this.
  19. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    769
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2017
    Location:
    Luton UK
    Here is a candlestick i made on a lathe at school when around 14 years of age.

    IMG_0012.JPG

    I have a different quad player now but i still have the odds and ends on top from the 80s.

    IMG_0020.JPG
     
  20. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    8,237
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Location:
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    For some unknown reason, I started collecting (accumulating) "boxes" at a fairly young age. My Grandmother knew this, and one year for Christmas, she gave me this one. It had been given to her by my Grandfather many years before. It is a well crafted cedar "treasure chest", and (if you can read it) still has a Montgomery Ward hand-written price tag on bottom, for fifty-nine cents. I also have another old jewelry box (no pic) that had belonged to my other Grandmother. (who died when I was one year old).
    I don't know if my Grandson will even care about these things when I'm gone......:( 07 31 2019 120.JPG 07 31 2019 121.JPG
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.