I wished at times that I had many of the items I grew up with that my grandparents had.
I guess there really IS something to be said for keeping things.
@seaeagle A best friend I grew up with, polish people, her father collected stamps. Every
time I would visit their house, her dad would ask me if I had any stamps from out of the
country. He would show me how to take, I think it was rubbing alcohol to soak the stamps.
In so doing, one could see the intricate details on the backs of the stamps. He won some
local awards through his life. He passed away in the late 70's and when he died, they sold
his stamp collection which was rather extensive. I'm not sure of the amount of money it
brought but it was a lot. My friend that had recently married, they bought a house with
her share of the stamp sale. As kids, we would laugh and make fun of 'Alice's dad' but he
loved it and it was certainly worthy of his time.
@BouldRake you must be ex-husband related because my ex had so many hats he would
drive me crazy with them. Most were baseball style caps.
@RoseGold I like flameless candles too. They are starting to get rather fancy. I just have
mostly the plain ones, some that came in sets of 3 of different sizes. I have a bunch of the
tea-lights and some that display different color lights. I like them when the electric goes off.
I use the remotes too and makes it handy to have light quickly.
@lytt I color just whatever is in the coloring books. lol I mostly like to color animals, forests,
flowers, etc. I use the color pencils mostly, they last a lot longer. Gel pens can be expensive
and the good ones will last awhile but still an extra expense. Gel pens can also be a bit messy.
@walkinganomaly I am with your husband about that.....keeping them. Take the time and
work to make them, might as well save them. That is what I hate about jigsaw puzzles...
once I put a jigsaw puzzle together, I don't want to do it again. I will glue them to a backing
and then stack them til the stack gets huge and then they end up in the trash!
@tasman1 Many years ago, way back in the 60's, one could some times find gold coins on
the beach in Florida. Maybe people still do from time to time. I just remember back then
my sister stayed a summer in Florida and when she returned, she had several gold coins
that they found on the beach. I had a few old coins at one time.
@lotoole A friend of mine and I, love dishes and kitchenware items. I love all those old
dishes. At one time I collected some pieces of carnival glass. I actually collected it way
back before I knew it was a collector item. I had a big punch bowl set with all the glasses
and several other pieces. I did in fact collect milk glass for awhile and also had a bunch
of hob nob pieces. The old jadeite pieces are beautiful. There's a large building in a town
near here that I go to some times. They have lots of booths set up with primarily old
dishes but they have lots of antique items and furnishings too. I could spend an entire
day in there if I allowed myself to.
I have collected various items in the past, just to be collecting something.
A long time ago, I would collect dolls. It got to be too much after awhile since dolls take up a lot of room.
So I sold them all.
I collected cat figurines for awhile. That wasn't too bad. I had a cabinet that I would put them all in. After
awhile they started to become kind of weird to me. I thought they were looking back so I sold them all.
My sister had me in the habit of collecting beanie babies. I had over a thousand of them. When I lived in
Florida, a lady in the Mall there came to my house and bought the majority of them. I had a house fire some
years back and that was the end of what I had left. Then my mother died. My mother collected them too.
My sister had got rid of all hers. One day, my sister came over and gave me all my mother's beanie babies.
Now once again, I have a cabinet full of them.
Then I started collecting Fiestaware. Just the new dishes although I did buy some old cups off eBay once.
I have 14 sets of Fiestaware dishes, each in a different color. I have a lot of the serving pieces and more.
BUT they keep coming out with new colors and new pieces and they are heavy dishes so for the most part,
I quit collecting them.
I do have a small collection of salt/pepper shakers. I'm not really into that but some how I accumulated
So now, I don't really collect anything.
I love doing jigsaw puzzles. They have gotten expensive. My sister loves doing them too. Must be a
heredity thing. She went to a yard sale several years ago and they were selling over 300 jigsaw puzzles
for a very low price. She passed on it and then decided to go back and get them but they were gone.
I called her a dum dum.
I like to color. I use color pencils but mostly gel pens. Mostly in the winter I find myself coloring and/or
doing jigsaw puzzles. I don't know why but it seems to fit with the cold dark months.
I think I am boring. I don't really do much of anything hobby wise.
There are offers in which you can get paid for downloading/installing a game but you have
to read the offer information as some might want you to play to such and such level before
they pay you a one time stipend.
Hey you know what.....in regards to student loans, I have a difficult time understanding that.
The entire time I went to college, I worked.
The first two years I went to 'college' for my Associate of Arts in General Studies and during
that time, I worked mostly for Agape and for a hospital home extension service. They knew
the kind of hours I could work due to school. So on weekends, Agape would usually send me
to homes that held several children with disabilities. To give the care takers their time off,
I would stay there Friday night, all day and night Saturday, and Sunday days. The hospital
program was primarily home health but also sent me to the hospital and nursing homes when
they had emergencies or simply to work due to being short handed. I was on call 24/7 so if
I could go to work I would say yes and if I couldn't I would say no. At one point early in
the first year of college, I took out one small student loan and I had it paid off by the time I
completed my two year degree.
My second two years I had moved close to the university and I worked midnights at a hospital
and I would go to school during the day. At the end of each semester, I would turn in my
grades to the hospital and they would pay me back my tuition cost for that previous semester.
I still had to pay for my books, etc but it was very nice being paid back my tuition costs.
I often wonder, what kind of schools are kids going to that they run up thousands upon
thousands of dollars in student loans.