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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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Redundant Zippo

Not vital by any stretch, but I would be saddened if it got lost.
An old battered chrome zippo lighter. I brought it while working in France in the endless summer of my early youth. It reminds me of fresh innocence, simplicity, when I had not a care in the world, just endless naïve possibilities, without concerns of mortgages, pensions, council tax , serious relationships or career progression taking their inevitable hold.

Holding that worn chunk of cool metal brings those days back with a flourish of sentiment.

Its personal value increased when my best friend lifted it without my knowledge to have it inscribed just before he moved to Australia, the guy has leukaemia now, but its looking good that he will pull through.

Its easy to understand how objects become priceless when fond memories and fine people brush off on them.

But in a burning building, I would grab my girlfriend. The rest of my world is shallow and insured.
(, Fri 9 May 2008, 17:22, 1 reply)
I remember such a thing...
Zippos, I've had my fair share, and I'm one of those people that only seems to lease them, rather than own them. There was one however, that I kept for many years, believing that I would truly keep it forever. Sadly, a snowboarding holiday in Canada spelled disaster, as the zippo made it's way over the edge of a cliff during a particularly bad fall. Click to you for reminding me of more relaxed times than I currently live in. :)
(, Fri 9 May 2008, 17:48, closed)

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