A suggested title by the List My Five team is The Top Five Items You Never Want to Lose. I don't know what it is YOU don't want to lose, but I can think of material possessions I would hate to lose.
The only things I ever collected in life were the black-and-white and then the colored bubble-gum cards of the Beatles. I still have them all, so, yeah, it is something I'd never want to lose. I also have all the vinyl recordings the Beatles ever made, whether the albums or the individually released 45s. Recently Old Faithful, i.e. the record player, went kaput. I may have to break down and go the CD route and buy the Beatles Capitol albums vol 1. Note to younger generation: Please stop laughing.
This was the title of a text book used in my first semester of college, when I was fortunate enough to have placed in an intermediate-level Spanish class. Poesia hispanica is a book of lyrical poems by the greatest poets of the Spanish-speaking world. It is through this book that I was introduced to the writings of Federico Garcia Lorca of Spain. Garcia Lorca was both a poet and playwright. He was executed in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War; he was 38 when he died. It is gratifying to see that more than 300,000 global searches of his name are done monthly on Google.
I list my computer files primarily because I'd appreciate it if the younger generation stopped snickering about my vinyl records. No, seriously, anyone who writes online articles knows the importance of having on line data backup. It's my daughter's photography I would most miss. She is a purest. She shoots film only, develops her own work and specializes in rust-and-crust photography, i.e., abandoned industrial sites. She has an international fan base and has sold some of her work.
I come from a long line of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers. Home-sweet-home for me is the family farm. The old farmhouse is cold and drafty, the long driveway is a pain in the neck to clear following a snowstorm. But like Oz's Dorothy, I say there is no place like home. And life wouldn't be the same if I didn't have a groundhog problem to groan, grumble and ultimately write about.
Back in 1979, a local store was about to close at 6pm on Christmas Eve. At about 5:58, my mom was leaving the store when she noticed a scrawny but cute artificial tree. My mom was a bargain hunter. I don't remember the original price of the tree, but I recall her later telling me how proud she was to talk the clerk into letting her get it at 70% off. It's been our annual Christmas tree ever since.
Thanks for the list. H5
Hair. Oh, wait...too late.
Nice list of things not to loose. I would not be a happy camper if I lost my pics.
I don't want you to lose that list either. Unique things to keep forever as heirlooms really. Thanks for sharing.
Very thoughtful list. I keep thinking I need to put all my pics on another photo site and should this year!
The fear of losing digital images also scares me. I bought a separate storage device just to make sure I didn't accidentally erase my family photo files! I'm also a fan of an abandoned building or two!
Great list! I love it.
I love the Christmas tree story! I remember looking for my grandmother's aluminum tree (with lighted colorwheel!) after Gran had passed away and being so sad not to be able to find it. The things we value say a lot about us.
Such good things to not lose!
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