During your Childhood days, did you collect Seashells?

@ssh123 (31100)
India
September 11, 2006 12:20am CST
What have you done with it? Any Artefacts? Do you encourage your children to collect them?
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@rainbow (6763)
11 Sep 06
Yes, I still do. I have shells people have brought me back from all over the world. My boys collect them for me on the beach. When I was a little girl the lady next door made little ladies with handbags and animals out of shells. You can use them to decorate mirrors and picture frames and candle holders. I have a pink shell at my days packed away sage which is lined with red leather and has a clasp to close it like a tiny purse, it's very beautiful.
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@funnysis (2619)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I love the response you must really like your shells.
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
11 Sep 06
I stay 5 kms away from Arabian Sea. To reach a nearest beach, it takes 15 minutes drive. Along with family members, relatives, friends, I visit beach and pick up these seashells eventoday. We get lots in the morning than in the evening. One can do a lot of artwork in these shells.
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• United States
12 Oct 06
Im jealous I wished I lived close to the Arabian sea to collect beautiful seashells I love them!
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@johnsgirl (208)
• United States
11 Sep 06
no
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• United States
5 Oct 06
nope!
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
14 Sep 06
My mom and dad use to take us to the beach alot when we were little and collecting sea shells was my favorite.
@satbirsk (400)
• India
16 Sep 06
YEs - i collected
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@chileman (969)
• Australia
6 Oct 06
Yes we did but then we'd always go for pippy hunting, get a whole heap, throw them in a pot and boil them till the shells opened then cut their guts out and add lemon juice to them and down the hatch.....yummo!
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
6 Oct 06
That is wonderful. Thanks.
@sambosch (845)
• India
15 Oct 06
Yes i also collect them. At my native place there's a beach at about 10mins walk. So i have collected a lot of shells. But i got it to use only once. I just made a wall hanging thats it, that too now is thrown away.
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@indiandevil (2098)
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
14 Oct 06
I thought they were sea shells. My mom and grandmother would take me to the Bay Shore and I would collect, perrywinkle Shells, some with them still inside. And Old clam and muscle shells I would take them home and wash them and keep them in a big container in my room...I never realized why thy all mostly looked the same, black purple color
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
15 Oct 06
Thank you for interesting response. I also donot know why they are purple in colour. Incidentally you have kept user name as "Indian Devil". I am from India and this user ID has anything to do with India? Thanks.
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
15 Oct 06
No sorry, my name Indiandevil is a nickname, people from my families hometown in Newbrunswick call a cougar, I have always loved the legend of the indiandevil
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
15 Oct 06
That is very nice. Is this Newbrounswick is the town which lies between New York and New Jersey. I used to travel everyday for a month from NY to New Jersey and I remember to have heard about this place. Thanks
@kerryq2705 (8678)
• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes, I collected seashells when I was a kid and I still do today. My daughter loves to go to the beach and walk all along the sand to find them. We have to bring a big bucket with us to hold them all. My daughter loves to put them on her shelf in her room. We have even made magnets out of them...that is really pretty and my daughter enjoys doing it. We have seashells from lots of states all over our fridge.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
12 Oct 06
That sounds fantastic. The doubt I have is how do you make magnets out of seashells? Have you tried some artefacts out of seashells in your leisure time? Thanks.
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• United States
12 Oct 06
Yes, it is fantastic. It's very easy to make magnets out of seashells...what u do is you glue...i use gorilla glue, the back of the magnet then stick it on the seashell it works great why don't u give it a try!!!
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
15 Oct 06
This is new to me and thanks for your information and I will try to do it. Thanks once again.
• United States
24 Oct 06
i use to make necklaces for my mom:)
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
24 Oct 06
thank you very much for your response.
• United States
24 Oct 06
you're welcome:)
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@Cortney (3982)
• United States
23 Oct 06
all the time.. still do with my daughter
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
24 Oct 06
thank you very much for your response.
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
24 Oct 06
Your welcome
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
14 Oct 06
I use to collect seashells when we would visit Florida every year. I had a pretty good collection too. Unfortunately, I don't have the collection anymore.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
15 Oct 06
Oh that is very nice, what happened to the collections? No transfers/handing over to the next? Thanks for the response.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
16 Oct 06
My son had the collection at one point. It stayed at my parent's home. The collection was lost in hurricane Katrina.
@sreedhar (576)
• India
7 Jan 07
I used to collect them when ever i used to to visit the sea shore. I dont remember as to where i have kept all of them.Mostly they are lost for ever. next time i visit i will collect them and try to preserve them atleast now.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Jan 07
That is very nice of you. It is not only important that you collect, you introduce this hobby to the children.
• India
7 Jan 07
yes i did a lot.... iw as staying afew kilometers away from arabian sea and we used to go to beach atleast thrice and we used to collect shells and we used to tackle the crabs and play in sand and had lots of fun.. miss all the funs,,,,,,,,,,
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
8 Jan 07
How nice it is to recollect those days which children of today cannot even think of it. Thanks for your response.
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
26 Nov 06
No. Don't live by the beach.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
26 Nov 06
To collect sea shells one need not be near sea. I have collected by being 400 kms away from sea. All you have to do is to request friends and relatives to collect on your behalf.Thanks for your response.
@vmoore709 (1102)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Yes, I used to love to collect shells. My sisters would always find sharks teeth, but I've never been too good at that.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
26 Nov 06
That is very nice. Thanks for your response.
@delina123 (2455)
• Canada
25 Nov 06
No I never did. but my daughters had some
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
25 Nov 06
Thank you very much for your response.
• India
25 Nov 06
Ya ! I did d same. I liked to collect seashells and all.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
25 Nov 06
Thank you very much for your response. What are you going to do with the collections?
@mistypq (673)
21 Nov 06
My lads collected tons of shells and made necklaces,braclets,animals,plant pots,mirror frames,picture frames and covered every thing in site. This was all for the family we all still have our treasures.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
21 Nov 06
That is very nice to hear after a long time. I wish you should have put one or two pictures here. Your response is really a refreshing one after reading one word/two word responses. Thanks for your response.
• United States
21 Nov 06
Yes i did...
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
21 Nov 06
Please do not answer with one word or two. You may not be able to get any points for this kind of thing. Please read mylot guidelines. Thanks.
@victor78 (1081)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 06
yes. i collect a lot of sea shell when i was young. the beach is quite far from my house but my father like to bring me there. some of it is very beautiful and special. may be i will take a photo and share with you all when i back to my hometown. haha.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
21 Nov 06
That is really wonderful to hear about people collecting sea shells. Have you done any artefacts out of these? I am awaiting for the picture of your collection. Thanks for interesting response.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
25 Oct 06
I collected them every time we went to an ocean. Living in Iowa, however, I didn't get many opportunities.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
25 Oct 06
thanks for your response.