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Post by Olf Art » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:24 pm

We who love life have all got em' .... a gun given to you by your father, an old motorcycle sittin in the corner of the garage that hasn't run for years but is definitely Not For Sale. Your first guitar, baseball glove, or a quilt that was lovingly made by your grandmother.

Post 'em up here. Let's go into Christmas being grateful for old things ......

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Post by ffcracker » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:51 pm

Old pump action 22 rifle, use it to wear out the squirrels. It blonged to my granddad who died a couple of weeks before I was born. My father shot it for the next 30 years before it was past to me and now I will do the same with my son. Its almost like hunting with him when I carry it and like shaking his hand when I pick it up. The rifle was used by him on his trap line and fed the family for many years.
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Post by Terminknotor » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:52 pm

I got a card in my wallet from my mom that she gave me about a year before she passed...its just a wallet card that says "I love you and a poem" and I sadly didnt think much about when she gave it to me other than one of those things moms give their kids when they see stuff at Hallmark. Now I would give about anything to tell her how much it means to me!

You can bet its with me all the time.

Go tell your moms you love em for Christmas, then show up ever so often and spend an afternoon with them, they will like it more than anything.

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Post by Eric Kimmel » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:49 pm

My guitars have been given to my sons
my fathers and my guns have been split among my sons except my oldest has my first 30/30 I ever owned. I broke the front blade a little and for some reason it made it shoot better kind of sighted itself in I gave it to Travis and its his can't miss rifle. He has other rifles but when he first started shoting my ole 30/30 he hit a bottle cap at 50 yards and he was hooked. Hasn't made the same shot since but he still thinks he 's that good with it and picks that one over his scoped rifle most hunts.
I still have my first saddle but its wasted away but can't throw it out Heck now that i think of it all my possessions are older than dirt.
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Post by Sniper » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:03 pm

a Compass that was my Great Grandfathers when he was Henry Flaglers Surveyor when they were putting the railroad through Florida, 2 Model 12 shot guns given to me when my Grandfather passed away both are two of the rarest models ever made and and a M1 carbine given to me when my father passed away made by quality hardware also supposed to be a very rare version but the thing that makes them the most valuable to me is not there collector value but from whom I got them and since I don't have a son or daughter I guess they will go to my brother or nephew some day, neat thread OlfArt
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Post by skinny99 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Mine is a little different. It is about the only material item I even care about. My Mom bought me a nice Movado watch before she died. Everything else I own on earth can be easily replaced! Keepin it forever.
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Post by BigJakesrq » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:17 pm

Before I left for Iraq I went and spent the day with my grandpa. Towards the end of our day together he says I've got something I've been meaning to give to you. He went in to his room and got a small pocket knife out of his dresser. He told me a good friend had given it to him way back when. I could tell it meant a lot to him. Anyway not much was said between us about it, but I could tell he it was important to him and he wanted to give it to me while he was still around.

I don't think I'll ever us it, but with him really starting to slow down in his late 70's now I'm glad that he took the time to give it to me while he was still around. I regret coming over here to Iraq and not being able to spend more time with him as he's getting older. Growing up he was one of my best friends. Spending almost every weekend in the wood. Even into his late 60's he and I would stay out until 4 or 5 am frogging. I'd sleep in, but he would be up and running by 8am.... I don't know how he did it.
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Post by Cherpa » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:17 pm

The apron stringes from my mother's apron when I turned 21 and the apron and ring that my dad gave me later that year.
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Post by angler » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:34 pm

I have a .22 rifle my dad gave me that his dad bought him for his 9th birthday, I would never get rid of it, it still wears out beer cans and the occasional squirrel
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Post by SAFARI RICK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:46 pm

I never met my father or for that fact anyone from his side of the family- In fact the only living realative I've ever met was and is my own son. I have several guns that I hope to pass on to him with the understanding they are not to be sold but are to be passed on to his kids. Hopefully I can start some family traditons with him. I have a .45 frame and slide I need to put together for him ( have a .22 conversion for it also) hopefully I can get that done someday before I die.
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Post by hostile » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:11 pm

With all honesty i've got to say my pe_ker. Yep, got it when I was born and over the years it's gotten me through thick and thin,wet and dry, good and evil and has never let my down. I'll never get rid of it ever and I'm not lying!

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Post by mwood7800 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:22 pm

Granfathers sears 22 with a bump in the barrel where my dad as a kid tried to shoot a fish underwater, also a 1911 45 that was my grandfathers side arm in the US Cavalry

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Post by SwampMatt » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:24 pm

In 1968, when I was 8 years old, my mom's mother died (cancer) at the age of 55. On her deathbed, she told me she wanted me to have her old Harley Davidson motor cycle she had in the barn there on their farm. I thought "cool!!!" as any 8 year old kid would have. However, my parents thought otherwise, and let my uncle take it. :violent1: :scratch:

I've always regretted that she didn't live a few years longer (at least) - She was an awesome woman - half wild Cherokee / half wild Irish / ALL wild country girl. 8) It would have been great to have gotten to get to know her better as I grew up..... and if she still wanted to give me that old Harley that she kept out in the barn, I think if I was older my parents would have let me keep it!

But at least, for a few hours back in 1968, I owned a Harley.

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Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:29 pm

I guess I am sentimental, above all else I have some really good memories :)

form my mother I have several things but the coolest was a family tree she spent 6.5 years on and every name has written documentation o back it up or it isn't on the family tree. I remember helping her when I was a kid with it.

form my fathers side I have his very first 16 ga shotgun and also passed down through the family I have a Villon (sp?) form before the civil war and a rifle that was used in the civil war
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Post by Olf Art » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:38 pm

Rick, you've already started a tradition ...... nobody in this State can look toward your place on the 4th of July and not see fireworks! :)
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Post by YELLOWHAMMER » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:47 pm

my grandpa,s 30 remington pump action rifle an my dads model 94 30 30/30 rifle both have killed a many of gator an deer in there day and the flag that will oneday drape his coffin




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Post by SAFARI RICK » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:02 pm

I guess your right Olf Art, I HAVE TAUGHT THE YOUNGIN HOW TO BLOW $H!t UP !!!
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Post by HuntingBigun » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:13 pm

Great post

My great grandaddy 2 man saw they used to clear the homestead I live on in the late 1800's, a shirt my mother made me right before she passed away when I was 19, the memories of all my family they left me in my heart that I always will cherish.
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Post by Brotherbob » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:19 pm

I have a note from my Son when he was growing up and spreading his wings a bit too much...
I carry it in my wallet , it was written when a drill instructor friend of mine stopped by home and had a "session" grass drilling my young Son back into a respectable young man.
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Post by plumcrazy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:21 pm

a zippo lighter my old man carried in korea and i took with me in the service , a small trophy me and my grandad won in the pinewood derby, and old 30 30 saddle rifle that just feel right in my hand a combat master piece s&w like i carried in the airforce that i got from my brother swampy, and a old martin sigma guitar that sounds better than any ive ever held in my hands , but most of all its the stuff locked in my head that i cherrish the most

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Post by Whitebear » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:56 pm

Ive got a VERY expensive Rail Road type pocket watch in 24kt Gold that was my great grand fathers, my Grandfather and my Father and now me. Wind it and it runs perfectly. I have a special place for it and it never gets carried on the streets. In fact it may never get carried again but it has a home.
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Post by Olf Art » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:21 pm

Bear, is it a W.B.Raymond, or a Hamilton 992B? Either way it's a solid piece of history. Nice piece for sure.
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Post by J.P.Lin » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:48 pm

An M 1 Garand that every patrotic holiday he was asked to display at our church. It has a hemet, web belt, combat boots, and bayonet. Last 4th of July it was displayed with the Flag that was layed over his casket, so I guess the display is complete now!There are other things but thats the first that comes to mind.. Great thread!
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Post by ditchdr » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:41 am

This is a little different but I have most all of my mother’s Cast Iron pots and pans. I use a least one every day. They make our family dinners a little more special.
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Post by Bad2Bone » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:13 am

This is a great thread.

I have lots of cherished memories that are fading away over the years. It's threads like this that help keep them strong.

I had a .22 rifle that was my dad's. He gave it to me when I was a kid. I lost it in the river one day. I'll never forget the look on his face when I told him.

I have a steel hook that he made for stone crabbing. It brings back memories of crabbing with him on those COLD low tide mornings like this morning.
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