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Posted: 9/20/2009 11:46:48 AM EST
I was reding some of the divorce/need a girfriend/jobless and similiar threads.... the depressing ones lol ,and the zippo thread
Anyway, while sitting in my wallow of self pity I looked over at my prized zippo.

My X wife gave it to me one fathers day, from the kids.
Its a a simple brass zippo , once it was very shiney and new, now its dulled and faded.
We did not have a lot of extra money even then, and my X was not one to get me gifts, so it was a rare kinda surprise.

I took the zippo to the engravers shop and had our wedding date and names put on one side and the my kids names and birthdays on the other. (that way I couldnt forget those dates, guys you know what I mean lol)
I used that lighter all the time.
After the Divorce I took my wedding ring and put it inside the zippo and will give it to my son when he is old enough to take care of it and not light the world on fire.

When I hold that lighter or look at it, I see what was, and honestly its the nicest thing she ever gave me.

Whats yours ?
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:49:29 AM EST
My son

Well not a possession but you get the idea.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:50:38 AM EST
My dad's guns
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:51:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 11:52:08 AM EST by coldair]
my daughter, which is not a possession but rather the best gift a father could ever get
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:53:54 AM EST
The American flag that draped my grandfather's casket. He was a WWII veteran.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:54:54 AM EST
I'm young - not married, no kids, etc. I would have to say my most prized gift is my guitar that was given to me by my dad my freshman year in college. It is one-of-a-kind, and I love it dearly.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:55:05 AM EST
My mother gave me a Tag Heuer watch 10 years ago when I was 16 - have it and always will. I should wear it more
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:55:32 AM EST
wedding ring
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:57:08 AM EST
My most prized possession is my Eagle Scout medal. No monetary value, but it symbolizes the hard work and determination that forged me into the man I am today.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:57:31 AM EST
An exquisite objet d' art made by my daughter when she was 8. (Pretty sure it is a pig.)



5sub
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:57:56 AM EST
Not a possession

My Wife
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:13:04 PM EST
My Billy Martin & Micky Mantle autographed Yankee Penant .
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:20:04 PM EST
Everything my father ever taught me.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:20:55 PM EST
My Obama coins and plate
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:22:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By Regency:
My Obama coins and plate




Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:27:31 PM EST
A socket wrench that my grandfather used to build P51 Mustangs while working at NAA during WWII . He got out of the Navy in 1938 and got polio a year later and couldn't fight but he could build some kick ass aircraft.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:35:22 PM EST
My family bible that my grandparents gave my parents when they got married and they gave to me when I got married
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:37:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By DangerJ:
I'm young - not married, no kids, etc. I would have to say my most prized gift is my guitar that was given to me by my dad my freshman year in college. It is one-of-a-kind, and I love it dearly.


Same here.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:38:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
An exquisite objet d' art made by my daughter when she was 8. (Pretty sure it is a pig.)



5sub


I have alump of clay like that. Its pretty high on the list also//
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:48:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 12:53:13 PM EST by smokiexd45]
a ruger 6" GP100 in .357.

Belonged to my now deceased uncle. My cousin took ownership after my uncle was killed in a head on going to work.

My cousin was hard up for money, and he wanted to sell it. I really didnt have the money either, but i sold a few things to buy it from him.

If he ever wants it back, I will be glad to give it back to him no charge.

ETA...This gun also saved my ass in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina when I lived in LA.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:51:32 PM EST
my college degrees from Ohio State and Vanderbilt
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 12:52:05 PM EST
Colt 6920. Not just for what it is but the freedom it represents.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:01:18 PM EST
My uncle's Royal Air Force watch.

He was a WWII pilot.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:09:17 PM EST
Good question. I had never before tried to think of what my most prized possession was.
After giving it some careful consideration I can't think of anything. I guess I don't have a prized possession.
Lame post, but it struck me when I thought about it.
There is nothing that would crush me if I lost it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:11:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By ehunter30:
I was reding some of the divorce/need a girfriend/jobless and similiar threads.... the depressing ones lol ,and the zippo thread
Anyway, while sitting in my wallow of self pity I looked over at my prized zippo.

My X wife gave it to me one fathers day, from the kids.
Its a a simple brass zippo , once it was very shiney and new, now its dulled and faded.
We did not have a lot of extra money even then, and my X was not one to get me gifts, so it was a rare kinda surprise.

I took the zippo to the engravers shop and had our wedding date and names put on one side and the my kids names and birthdays on the other. (that way I couldnt forget those dates, guys you know what I mean lol)
I used that lighter all the time.
After the Divorce I took my wedding ring and put it inside the zippo and will give it to my son when he is old enough to take care of it and not light the world on fire.

When I hold that lighter or look at it, I see what was, and honestly its the nicest thing she ever gave me.

Whats yours ?




a winchester 1890 22wrf that my dad gave me and his tag watch
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:13:13 PM EST
Aring I wear now that my Dad gave me about 6 months before he died. I knew why he gave it to me
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:16:07 PM EST
Children.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:17:10 PM EST
My family
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:17:35 PM EST
Just put this in the oldest firearm thread

Its my Great Grandfathers 1906 Stevens 16 Ga.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:20:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
My dad's guns


Same here.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:20:28 PM EST
The watch my father gave me when I turned 30.
He said "Son, you're 30 now, and every man needs to have a nice watch. So here you go. I'm proud of you."

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:21:09 PM EST
I would walk away from it all if she signed off on my retirement.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:21:21 PM EST
My freedom.

Next best thing would be the Sears and Roebuck Co. .22LR my Grandpa gave to me when I was about 5 years old.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:21:30 PM EST
My Grandfathers pocket watch that was in WW1 and WW2. And my S&W 5906 my Dad bought me for High School graduation 20 years ago...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:22:46 PM EST
My grandfathers gold Petek Philppe watch
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:22:54 PM EST
My dad passed away in 2003, he knew he would not be around for my 40th Christmas so he wrote me a long letter and had my mom present it and my great, great grandfathers 1903 Ithaca to me.





I miss my dad
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:32:47 PM EST
An A2 carbine RRA my best friend, who was like a brother to me, gave me before he turned into a complete asshole.


I'll never sell it, reminds me too much of happier times.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:38:36 PM EST
For Christmas, when he was 8 years old, my stepson said "Merry Christmas –– Dad."
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:42:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By dp1one:
The American flag that draped my grandfather's casket. He was a WWII veteran.


^ this, and the model 14b mossberg single shot .22 he gave me as my first rifle ..

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:42:32 PM EST
I have a Ruger Single Six revolver that my Dad gave me last year for my birthday. He got it from his Dad/my Grandpa, and it was the gun I used to shoot when I was a kid. A LOT, because it was the only .22 pistol he had. Until I was old enough to shoot the BHP that's what I would have fun with at the range.

With that I also have several things that my Grandpa on my Mom's side used to carve as a hobby - a Santa Claus, and a strange looking ball inside a shape thing. They're both incredibly well done, and my Grandma gave them to us for Christmas a few years back. I also have a 30-06 shell from that Grandpa's 21 gun, that I've had since I was about 8.

I would be upset if anything happened to those items, very upset. They're the only things in the house that I wouldn't be able to truly replace. Screw the rest of the expensive stuff I own - there's no sentiment to any of it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 1:45:26 PM EST
Sometime after his retirement 2/67 and before his death 12/70, my dad gave me his steel pot and liner. The liner has his name and SN neatly printed in it in his hand. Dad served WWII - Vietnam, starting out in the Horse Cav. His death was service related and I am a war orphan. I wish I had his dog tags. My ex has/had those and has refused to turn them over.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:09:55 PM EST
My DD214.

Model 60

My Family
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:22:48 PM EST
From my father
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:29:55 PM EST
Black and whites of my ancestors in uniform, their service medals and Batallion histories from South Africia France and the Pacific.
Least we forget.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:34:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 2:36:53 PM EST by lloydkristmas]
-My yellow lab retriever

-A Rolex Submariner given to me after college graduation

-My grandfathers WW2 medals and flag, his army Bible, and his old .22 single shot

-the pistol in my avatar

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:34:39 PM EST
my Grandfather's CIB that he wore when he came home from Europe at the end of WWII along with his field sewing kit and SFC stripes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:36:43 PM EST
I've got two prized posessions actually:

Hope and Change










Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:41:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By umc:
My son

Well not a possession but you get the idea.


Bingo...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:43:50 PM EST
My father's 70's model 6 inch colt python.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:49:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:57:25 PM EST
There are three things items that I value above all else:

~My laptop. It keeps me connected to the rest of the world. I could not have gone through college without it, and I do all my computer business work on it.
~My first rifle. I don't use it as much any more, because there are better rifles out there, but it's still special to me. I've sweated onto it, my blood has stained the wood handguards from bashing my hands during mag changes, and it reminds me of my responsibilities as a free man.
~My knife. A Spyderco Endura, fully serrated. It rides at the back of my belt, and has for the past...7, 8 years? I've lost count. It's the friend I've had for the longest time.
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