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Old 07-20-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: ARK-KIN-SAW
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Anyone else collect odd things? Okay mine is strange, but I like to collect large rocks for my lawn/yard. Especially from rivers, streams, beaches and other states. Kinda like a "rock memory" in our yard of where weve been.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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I forget what book it was in, that I was reading a young girl, collected miniature tear bottles.

At one point in time, they were perfume bottles. old old old bottles. and so tiny, as in, from bottom to top, perhaps as tall as a fingernail?

These were, obviously out of perfume, but still smelling good. She used them for her memories. Crying can do a world of good - but after awhile, it's time to move on, to preserve the memory she would cry, and be sure to capture as many tears into one of the "tear bottles" as possible, before sealing it up, and storing it away, in preservation of whatever memory she was dedicating it to. As you can imagine, it would have to go along the lines of one of the most bizarre things to collect, among reasons to collect them! But quite a collection it would be.

I myself, have been lucky to inherit from my grandmother, two or 3 such bottles that could be used for the same purpose. althought I have never tried it... not a day passes my mind, that I don't wonder whether it's a clever idea? or the tiniest bit crazy . . . .
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: 2 miles from my neighbor.
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I collect cow bells. They have to be used or worn by cows. Everything I collect has to have been used.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Indy
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Anyone else collect odd things? Okay mine is strange, but I like to collect large rocks for my lawn/yard. Especially from rivers, streams, beaches and other states. Kinda like a "rock memory" in our yard of where weve been.

My sister does the EXACT same thing. And here I thought that she was the only weird one out there
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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I forget what book it was in, that I was reading a young girl, collected miniature tear bottles.

At one point in time, they were perfume bottles. old old old bottles. and so tiny, as in, from bottom to top, perhaps as tall as a fingernail?

These were, obviously out of perfume, but still smelling good. She used them for her memories. Crying can do a world of good - but after awhile, it's time to move on, to preserve the memory she would cry, and be sure to capture as many tears into one of the "tear bottles" as possible, before sealing it up, and storing it away, in preservation of whatever memory she was dedicating it to. As you can imagine, it would have to go along the lines of one of the most bizarre things to collect, among reasons to collect them! But quite a collection it would be.

I myself, have been lucky to inherit from my grandmother, two or 3 such bottles that could be used for the same purpose. althought I have never tried it... not a day passes my mind, that I don't wonder whether it's a clever idea? or the tiniest bit crazy . . . .
Perhaps this girl needs to collect depression glass too, it would go nicely with tears.
I collect weird stuff, but tears? Sounds like something out of a movie that a witch would do, how odd to collect body fluids.
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Old 07-20-2007, 06:44 PM
 
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I forget what book it was in, that I was reading a young girl, collected miniature tear bottles.

I myself, have been lucky to inherit from my grandmother, two or 3 such bottles that could be used for the same purpose. althought I have never tried it... not a day passes my mind, that I don't wonder whether it's a clever idea? or the tiniest bit crazy . . . .

Check out
Lachrymatory Tear Bottle History

Very interesting thing to collect.
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Old 07-21-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: I'm not lost, I'm exploring!
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That's awesome!! So glad to hear there's actually a history behind tear bottles.

And no.. it's not creepy witch stuff >< .... it's out of memory. Like a dedication bottle. I don't know about you all, but I keep everything.

My old diaries, old cologne bottles, old perfume bottles, old ticket stubs, junkmart packrat's R US! It's soo cool there is a history behind tear bottles. I don't feel so strange now
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Old 07-21-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Anyone else collect odd things? Okay mine is strange, but I like to collect large rocks for my lawn/yard. Especially from rivers, streams, beaches and other states. Kinda like a "rock memory" in our yard of where weve been.
I think it sounds nice and see there? You're not the only one!
Do you ever write anything somewhere on the stone?
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:08 AM
 
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I collect rusty metal things. When I told my doctor, she gave me a tetanus shot. I use them in art projects. One is hanging as a sculpture on my front porch, another is a planter and I've also put some in macrame plant hangers.

Some people think my hobby of going to fur trade rendezvous, dressing up in 1800s replica clothes I've made, cooking on an open fire, and staying in a period canvas tent is strange.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:50 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I collect old animal bones !
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