What is the oldest thing you own?

@txgrl21 (819)
United States
June 17, 2009 4:47pm CST
Hi mylotters! It does'nt matter if it's furniture, an antique, electronic, a car, a memory, whatever etc...... What is the oldest thing you own?, why do you still have it? or why cant you get rid of it? I'm only in my 20's so my things are'nt that long ago. The oldest thing I own is a onesie that my mom saved from when I was a baby. In fact it is the only thing that I have from that time besides a few pictures. That is why it is so precious to me and have alwasy taken good care of it. Thanks for any responses in advance and happy mylotting!
19 responses
• United States
17 Jun 09
My Husband LOL
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
18 Jun 09
Hahahaha
@kingxu (46)
• China
18 Jun 09
a funny answer how many years?
• United States
18 Jun 09
My husband will be 39 in two weeks. I was just being wise, I do not really own him. I do have some old jewelry handed down to me, dishes, and other knick knacks. Hope I did not offend anyone with my humor.
@candy2306 (577)
• India
18 Jun 09
I will say, the photo collection which my grandmother was having. Which was then given to me. She gave me when I was 8 years old. I had a class project about 'family-tree'. She was amazed of how I took care of things and she said I can have them. Yes, I'm keeping it so carefully till date. I lost my grandmother 5 years ago, but I see her in all these collections! Miss my grandma!!
• India
18 Jun 09
I really got to share with you this, the photo collection is from year 1902 till date!
• India
18 Jun 09
What is an ‘onesie’? Well, I do have pics from my baby days but they are more of my mom’s possession. My oldest possession has got to be a soft toy! I don’t even remember my age when I got it…it was a gift from my Dad. Well, dad used to stay abroad and whenever he came visiting, he would bring those lovely dolls for me…golden hair, blue eyes, pretty pink dress and white shoes…I would ‘play’ with them so much that within a few weeks, they were naked and ready for the dissection table LOL…somehow one soft toy survived the operation onslaught. Maybe coz it was a soft toy, maybe coz it’s a mix between a bear and a human, maybe coz its woolly and fuzzy and has its tongue sticking out…whatever be the reason, Bhuto survived! He’s still there, occupying pride of place in my drawing room, even my son knows how previous Bhuto is to me…
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
18 Jun 09
I'm glad you asked what a 'onesie’ is because I have no idea either
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
A picture of me when I was still a baby 38 years ago LOL. CAn't be thrown away because it's the only one and those who see the picture are wondering who is the baby. Well, the pic is in the family album really. The one thing also which I own which is very old is a set of stationery way back in fifth grade. I still have some of these cute scented papers which I got swapping with classmates. I did not throw it or use it because I forgot about it and discovered it again when I was doing some cleaning and well I don't want to throw it away.
@Archie0 (4669)
18 Jun 09
Two special rings that were my great grandmother's. One has a large pure silver ball on top of a fancy, heavy, gothic looking silver setting. The other is a clear, black stone on a heavy, swirled silver setting. I have a lot of jewelry passed down to me by my ancestors. At least 100 years old, in the family line. I also had an antique mirror that belonged to them. It was large and in the shape of a wave. But it broke. I hope to pass items down to my descendents.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
The oldest thing I own is the photo album.. It is a album that I had when I was in 2nd year college.. It stores some of my old ugly pictures, LOL. But I don't have plans of throwing it away because it always reminds me of the past.. =) The other thing is my red mango bag.. I bought it in Hongkong 5 years ago.. It's always been my favorite bag.. I am still using it right now..
• Brazil
18 Jun 09
I guess that the old thing I have are pictures from baby time and don't want to get rid of it.
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I have a few things but I think the oldest is a green creamer thing that they used in the old days with their tea and coffee. My gramma gave it to me and it was I think her grammas. Not totally sure just know it goes back a few generations. =D I also have a pic of me when I was a baby so it is about 43 years old. Next would be some old books that I have. Never realized that I have so many old things ..LOL! Can we count the hubby? Hehee
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
hello there txgrl....hmmmmm......hmmm... i have a couple of old things that i value very much....my stuff toys.... which was given to me by my daddy's boss.i was 4 or 5 yrs old then and it is still ok until today...i also have letters and cards from my cousin, my crush(hahahaha), and friends.hmmm... i think those letters are now yrs old or more than 10 yrs old..... and sometimes i still read those letters or cards because it brings back all the memories... have a nice day... oh!!! i do have a picture of my dad which he gave to my mother in 1974...
@OwenData (37)
• China
18 Jun 09
coins from my ancestor.
@kingxu (46)
• China
18 Jun 09
A copper lock which is handed down by my gradparent's parents is the oldest thing I have.I don't know when the copper lock was made,but I know my gradparent is 90 years old,so I think the copper lock is more than 90 years old.
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
The only thing that is old with me is a collection of old coins of the Philippines dated from 1948. I have this from my grandmother and I kept it because it can be a collectors item now a days.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
18 Jun 09
I have two very old tins which contained toffees. They date back to over 100 years ago. Each one belonged to each of my grandmothers and as a child I can remember that they each used them to keep biscuits (cookies) fresh. I asked to have them and I treasure them and are some of the very few things I brought with me from UK when I moved here to Italy. One of them is a little bashed on one side but they take pride and place here as I can remember where they were originally and have great memories connecte to both of them.
@mkchaves (533)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
my pillow. it was given to me since i was still a baby. have been using the same pillow ever since. when i travel, i bring it with me. :D lol. yeah I DO! hehe :d i almost left it in a ship, i went back in to get it. hehe
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
the oldest thing that it's in our compound is my late grandpa's motorcycle.. haha it's still working tho! and my uncle is using it.
• China
18 Jun 09
Maybe it is a diary of my school time...
@peavey (16866)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I own a piano that was made in the 1880s. My mother and my sister and I bought it when I was still at home about 50 years ago. It's an old player piano, but the player part has been taken out.
@animestan (323)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
I own memories of me watching old anime such as Sailor moon and Moster Rancher. I also own my black and white 4 Double A battery powered Game Boy.
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
Hello! ^^ yeah same here my oldest thing is my oldest pictures on an oldest album given by our oldest member of our oldest family...lol! well its more like a family tree picture album... ^^V
@Ammudoll (549)
• India
17 Jun 09
Well I have a doll that was gifted by my Dad to me and my sister. We still have that in our home, ofcourse my sister got married recently so that's mine now :). Doll's dress got torned, so My mom has stiched a new one. That is the only one we have fo so long. excluding pictures and photo Albums.