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Old 06-04-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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Now that we are getting older, we often have older stuff too.

The oldest non-living item that I have in my possession is a violin made in about 1850.

The oldest living thing is a ficus tree that my wife and I bought in our second year of marriage, 44 years ago.
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Prescott Arizona
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I'm not retired, but I have German made pocket watch from the early 1900's that my great great grandpa originally purchased.
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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Me.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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My pet rock.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Frederick, Maryland
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I have the family bible. The first entry dated 1782. The Hamlin family, Barnstable, MA.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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I still have some old stuff from my father and from my grandfathers. None of it is worth anything and it means little even to me. It will end up in the trash when I die.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:04 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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My maternal grandmother's schoolbooks.

Probably late 1890's.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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A little rocker my aunt bought my now 53 yr old daughter...I keep it but will go in trash when I am gone. It's been with me over 50 yrs. I have a couple baby dolls sitting in the rocker my first grandgirl played with when she was a little tot.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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I was going to say my DH, but our "new" home in Central Mexico has parts dating back to the 1700's.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I have some fossils(rocks, not me)... And a pre-columbian head. I think those are the oldest things I own.
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