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December 6th, 2003

The Oldest Thing

In this age of disposable everything, it’s nice to know that some things can last longer than 2 years.

The oldest thing I own, by far, is a pocket watch from my grandfather. It’s still operable, but just needs a little tune up. It’s a gorgeous piece as well; clearly built when the little details mattered immensely, and plastic-and-aluminum didn’t cut it for quality.

But one other oldish thing I have is my dresser. It’s really time for it to go away, but I’ve had that thing for as long as I can remember. It’s still serving its purpose well, although it no longer matches with any of the furniture we have. Maybe we won’t get rid of it… we could just place it somewhere else, I suppose….

Do you have any old stuff?

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