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This is a question My most treasured possession

What's your most treasured possession? What would you rescue from a fire (be it for sentimental or purely financial reasons)?

My Great-Uncle left me his visitors book which along with boring people like the Queen and Harold Wilson has Spike Milligan's signature in it. It's all loopy.

Either that or my Grandfather's swords.

(, Thu 8 May 2008, 12:38)
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I've had a wee think about this one
I donít think I have any single possession I feel that way about.

I do have nice things, old letters and cards. My sons first lock of hair from his first haircut. Silly things like a big HD telly, nice car, Rolf Harrisís wee Rolferoo autograph.

My wife and child are everything to me but clearly not a material possession.

But my memories - well thatís a different thing. The moment I met my beautiful wife 11.50pm 24 Dec 1988. She was wearing a black dress and flashing me looks with the most dangerous smouldering eyes I have ever seen.

The day my son was born. They day my uncle died of multiple organ failure through alcoholism. Writing a letter to my father 10 years ago telling him I could take his abuse no more. Good, bad - all memories that make my life what it is.

Mrs Spimf has over the last decade watched her poor old mum slowly lose her identity, her mind and her memories - all through Alzheimerís. Which is the most lingering spiteful and humiliating way to go out of this world.

So if I canít have my memories I donít really want anything else.

Sorry for getting a bit serious there
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:05, closed)
you're so right - memories is spot on!
(and is probably why I cry my eyes out over Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:13, closed)
No need to apologise, Mr Spimf
"My wife and child are everything to me but clearly not a material possesion."
^ See, I knew were a decent bloke really.
And you're spot on about memories. It's what makes us who we are today, through all the good times and all the crap.
What doen't kill you makes you stonger etc.

*passes a glass of Glenmorangie*
(even though it's a bit early in the day.)
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:23, closed)
I don't have anything physical that I would throw myself back in to a burning building to retrieve, but I completely agree with you on the memories front.
There is one photo of myself and my ex, Anastassia, taken at my parents' house on Christmas Day 2002 that I would hate to lose. She was beautiful, kind and funny and that was possibly the happiest I've ever been in my life.

@CHCB - Yes! I adore that movie!
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:23, closed)
oh cheers tourettes
i love a wee malt now and then
(, Thu 8 May 2008, 13:27, closed)
Couldn't agree more matey
just read this after posting my own similar one - it's what you keep in your head and heart that's important.

(, Thu 8 May 2008, 14:23, closed)

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