What is something you have that is of sentimental value?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Do you have anything that is of sentimental value to you? What is it? Would you, please, tell me & why your are sentimental about it?
05/08/2013
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Hummingbird Hummingbird
My maternal grandmothers old rug beater, it still works too and is very strong but I keep it in a place of honor and for a long time had my bridal bouquet ribbon attached to it. My grandma practically raised me the first 5 years of my life while both my parents worked and was a second mother to me always kind, considerate, loving to all 26 of her grandchildren.
05/08/2013
sunflower sunflower
Ooh I do have a story for this one! A good one too.

When I was about 15 I was in the hospital and at a really low time in my life. There was a day room and we all sat in there and hung out and watched tv, played board games, etc. When visitors came, we were all in there. There was a boy there who had Aspergers and his grandma would always come visit him. She was an older German woman. The boy was more absorbed in his video games than in talking to his grandma so while I was in the common room, I would sit and chat with her and keep her company. I played a few card games with her and she was very interesting. We shared stories and talked. My dad works for a German company and spends a lot of time taking business trips to the country. One day my dad came to visit and she was there and they got along great and shared stories about places in common they'd been to in Germany. Another day some other kids and I were making friendship bracelets and I gave her one. She said thanks and that she wanted to give me something in return. I said no, you don't have to do that!

One day I was sleeping in my bed and she walked into my room and woke me up. I was half asleep and she said "Here, this is for you because you gave me the bracelet." and slipped a ring onto my finger and put a little ceramic cat box on my dresser. She told me she made the cat box in a pottery class and was a white cat, just like mine at home. She said she had gotten the ring from Brazil and I was really appreciative and told her thank you so much. Her grandchild left a few days later and I just really appreciated having her there.

So I got an 18 karat gold ring with freshwater pearls from an almost stranger. It is so nice and I've worn it almost every day since it was given to me. Which was in 2009. My hand feels naked without it. I'm wearing it right now! Not only is it a very beautiful ring, it's like a symbolic reminder of how people can be very kind and goodhearted. I was in a really dark time in my life at the point it was given to me and it's like a 'faith in humanity restored' thing. I think she must have really appreciated the company I gave her too because it was such a very kind thing to do.

My mom suggested that I should pawn it once when I was broke and I got super mad. I would NEVER pawn this ring.

Sorry for the typos/grammatical errors that are surely there. I haven't slept in a while.
05/08/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
A few things yes, but I don't want to share it here.
05/08/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I have many things that have sentimental value. The one that that stands out the most is my husband's wedding ring. It was my late step-dad's (my father's late husband). When my dad offered it up, for my husband to have for a wedding ring, I was extremely touched. My husband still looks at it and is impressed how strong it is (it's a thick gold band). I love knowing that my husband is wearing it.
05/08/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
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Originally posted by sunflower
Ooh I do have a story for this one! A good one too.

When I was about 15 I was in the hospital and at a really low time in my life. There was a day room and we all sat in there and hung out and watched tv, played board games, etc. When visitors ... More
AW! That is so amazing! What a beautiful story!
05/08/2013
Jaimes Jaimes
I am a very sentimental person. I keep many things.

I have a stuffed kitty that my dad gave me when I was maybe 4. I nearly murdered my husband when he tried to throw it away, not realizing what it was. I want to make her a shadow box to hang up in a future nursery.

A Waterford crystal bowl that my Granny gave me on my wedding day. She has always been a crystal collector, and I remember spending hours and hours just looking at and carefully polishing the crystal that she and my mom collected. No one touches that bowl but me. Period. Not even B, because, as much as I love him, he is a clutz. I like to do floating flower arrangements in it and send her pictures.

There are oh so many more. I'm a sentimental hoarder at times.
05/08/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I have a scrapbook someone made me she left some blank pages but I love it so much I almost don't want to add to it
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Lots of stuff - too many to list. All my decorations and such have meaning and a story behind each one. Amazingly, it's not cluttered.
05/08/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
A lot actually, but the most unique is my great grandmother's butterfly pin.
05/08/2013
js250 js250
A green and blue macaroni necklace. My daughter made it for me for Christmas in kindergarten.
05/08/2013
mjtheprincess mjtheprincess
Oh jeez, I have a TON of things!

My top three; my cross necklace from my parents, my horse hair bracelet from my horse I had to put down, and of course, my promise ring. I keep everything...so I have a million sentimental things.
05/08/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I have a quilt that was made by my grandmother.
05/08/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
My rings from my fiance, a stuffed weenie dog, the ashes from my pets, pictures. I have others, those are just off the top of my head. I keep a lot of things if there was emotional value to them.
05/09/2013
joolie joolie
I have a picture of Jesus that belonged to my husband's paternal grandmother. One of the reasons I'm so attached to it is that my grandmother has always had the same one in her living room.
05/09/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Of all the threads I've missed in getting back to because of the connection probs I had, this one bothers me most. I had a reply all typed up for sunflowers' lovely story & it got erased & then, I couldn't even comment on anything, let alone read. I really appreciate the thoughtful, revealing responses & will try to get back to post a comment on the ones I wanted to! Thanks for commenting, everybody!
05/09/2013
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