What one item would you save?

March 13, 2008 10:59am CST
If your home was on fire and you could only save one item, what would it be? Your computer or laptop does not count because it will not be damaged in the fire, your children, loved ones and your pets are all safe, it has to be something you think you could never replace. I don't have anything I would risk my life for to save from a fire. Do You?
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• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
Hi,I will have to grab the first clothing that I could reach. Then I would certainly save my handbag which have most of my important stuffs like my pendrive that I saved most of my personal things, important documents and mobile phone which keep my business contact and other important numbers. I would feel sad for my laptop though but I could still replace one later on. I always make sure my handbag is within reach even when I am at home. And the rest is nothing worth risking my life for. Cheers and happy posting.
11 Aug 08
Yes I would also want to make sure I was decent, as I often wear very little clothing when I'm at home. I had not thought of that. It wouldn't leave time for grabbing anything else if I had to dress quickly first. Cheers, and let's hope it never happens.
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• Malaysia
14 Aug 08
Just a simple coverage will do never know what I would grab at hand too at moments like this. Hope it will never happen and at a loss state like this. Cheers and happy posting.
@hezoid (2149)
11 Aug 08
I don't think there is one single object that is irreplaable that i would save. Maybe i would just choose something like my glasses becuase without them i can't see and although i could replace them i would be days without them. But then again i could just go get some replacement contact lenses the next morning, so i don't know.
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12 Aug 08
If you were wearing your glasses or lenses, they would be saved!
@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 08
The only thing I'd want to save is my memory stick 'cos a lot my work's on there (including my baby photos). Everything else ...doesn't really matter.
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29 Aug 08
Yes, that's easy to grab - back in the old days you would have had to store everything in boxes, folder and albums!
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 08
Did we have fire alarms back then?
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
29 Aug 08
if i can go back inside i will grab my collection stuff like pics and stamps and the love letters of my husband and letters from a friend.and of course the picture of my parents their wedding pics was 1955 and it was great pic.
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29 Aug 08
Love letters - of course - from the days before text and email!
26 Aug 08
I would have to save my little book that I had signed by my friends on my last day of school. It contains some really great messages and quotes that remind me of the good times we had... including a message from my boyfriend, who at the time, I had only just started seeing. We have now been together for almost 5 years. Every time I read the messages it makes me feel really happy... a trip down memory lane and all that :)
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26 Aug 08
Aww... yes that is something you must treasure always.
@vbleble (122)
• Hong Kong
25 Aug 08
Well. I think I would save my photo album coz there are so many memories with a few people people that are important to me=] P.S. why a comp wont be damaged in a fire????
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25 Aug 08
A computer could be damaged by fire and most people would want to save what's on their computer, so I wanted to know what else people would want to save. From the responses, it seems that photos have greater value than other possessions.
• United States
22 Aug 08
If everything was safe ,like my children husband and dogs. Then absolutly my photo albums and wall photos. I have a lot of colages with many pictures of our life. Our family,friends,vacations,holidays,cute special pictures ect. You can't replace pictures. I mean you'll always have your memories,but I'm a picture taker so I have tons of pictures that are very special "capture the moment" pictures and those are not replacable
23 Aug 08
It's nice that your photos mean so much, and I'm sure you will treasure them always.
@ruby222 (4848)
16 Aug 08
God forbid,but if I was ever in thaat situation then there is nothing that would make me go back into that house,if the flames were blazing it wouldnt ever be worth it,I would just be very thankful that all the things dearest to me were safe,and that is more than anyone could ask for.I admire the fire brigades,they have an awesome job,and the horrible scenes they must witness,its a wonder they arent all traumatised,I know for a fact that there are a lot who have to have counselling after some major incidents
16 Aug 08
Yes it would be terribly traumatic to experience it, and the firefighters do a wonderful job.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
That's a tough question. Let me see...my photo album, they contain years and years of memories of loved ones. I guess I'm a sentimental person. (lol). They could never be replaced and should be kept forever for good memories and posterity's sake.
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16 Aug 08
I agree that some photos, which are full of memories, can never be replaced.