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What is your most prized possession?

What one thing means more to you than anything else that you own, or have ever owned?

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I found out my Dad was sick, so made a trip to see him. (He lived about 4 hours from me). He was going through some of his stuff at the time because he knew he was going to die. He tried and tried when I was younger to get me to read Dean Koontz. Which was his favorite author. When he gave me the book, I said, "Dad, I don't like Dean Koontz, and you're not going to die so stop giving away all your stuff". He sort of huffed at me and put the book back in the box.
I'd say about 6 months after this visit, he passed away. I attended his funeral and afterwords my family invited me back to his place to go through his things.
I didn't want anything he had. Not to mention how hard it was to go back to his house.
(crying)
Anyways, a few months after his funeral I get a package in the mail. With a bunch of pictures and this "Frankenstein" book that my Dad kept trying to get me to take. The book still has his book marker, (a paperclip), at the spot he last read.

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Wow, that's powerful C. That answer gave me chills, almost made me tear up. I remember you telling me about that when I told you about the DK book that I read.
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Yup, only thing I have that was my Dad's, and honestly the only thing I could have ever asked for.
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That's a beautiful answer. That says a lot about you, that your most prized possession is one of sentiment instead of monetary value :)
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Thanks T. :)
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Thank you for sharing that, you had told me part of it, that seriously gave me a lump in my throat Lol.
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I cried typing it out. Didn't realize how much thinking about it still affected me. Thank you for the question!
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After reading your answer, I'm glad I asked it. You're very sweet, CJ :)
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When you locate the treasures of someone's heart, it shows you what kind of heart they have. You have a very special heart, don't ever change that :)
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You made me smile T. Just like usual :)
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this gurl has got 2 b one of the sweetest gurls i kno on here!
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She's the sweetest girl i know, she always brings a smile to my face.
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You've always been able to make me smile as well CJ, probably more than you know.
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This site is annoying me again tonight. I find myself getting off here earlier and earlier every night. >:(
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What happened?
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This kid asked an offensive question. Saying ugly people on instagram have followers why don't I? I said maybe he needed to change his attitude. My answer was removed but the question wasn't.
http://www.ask.com/answers/320639441/how-do-you-get-popular-on-instagram?qsrc=3112
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Well, lets revisit that question C, shall we? See ya there
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I can relate to C story
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I am speechless Cj.... book and that last book marker.....
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Everytime I open this book, I feel like he's right there with me. I hope to do something like this for my kids or neices/nephews when it's my time to go.
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I'm crying
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I still get chills every time I read your answer CJ.
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My Pets

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That's wonderful that they mean that much to you :)
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I would be Crying forever if any one of them died just like I did when 1 of my chickens died
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I know, I lost my weenie dog, yogi, a couple of years ago. I still miss the little guy, he was my best and most loyal friend :)
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My dog, Bear....

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I used to have a boxer that I named "Bear". I named him after Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, one of the greatest College football coaches to ever live.
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Haha, my friend's dog was named Bear too!
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My most prized possession is a butterfly charm bracelet that my grandma gave me right before she passed away at the time I had self harm problems and she was one of the only people who I could talk to about it and she gave me the because she new that i was using the butterfly project to recover and she new she was going to pass away soon and she didn't want me to fall back into depression after she passed away.

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That's very sweet. It sounds like she could see your potential and value even before you did, i can imagine that it means the world to you :)
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It does I wear it everyday :)
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The ability to answer questions.

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My mother would often tell me about her most prized possession.A gold pendant given to her on her wedding day by my father.Three years ago when my mother passed away,I couldn't be there to say goodbye( due to circumstances beyond my control) and thus never had any sort of closure.
Last year my father gave me a tiny box my mother had left for me.In it was her pendant and a letter.She expressed how sad she was that she couldn't say goodbye but saw it as a blessing as well because that wasn't the memory she wanted me to have of her and ended by advising me to live life so that I will be missed.The letter and pendant are my most prized possessions.

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That's beautiful, australis. It was very wise advice that your mother gave you. I'm sure that the pendant does mean so very much to you. The most valuable things in life are the ones that touch our hearts.
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I'm just sorry I couldn't be there but,after answering your question on regrets I think u will understand why I couldn't be there.She left me many things but,like you said it's the things that touch your heart
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wow ....
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That is beautiful!
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Thank you blades.it felt good to actually tell someone.It's sth I kept to myself for a long time.
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Australis, your mother was a beautiful person. She loved you so very much, didn't she? Thank you for sharing. I will remember this and smile, thinking of your mother's love. :)
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Hey Serious,long time.I can't seem to catch u these days.I really don't know how things work sometimes here.I mean I just got notification now of your ans.Thank you for your beautiful comment.Wish there was some way we can talk more often.
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@blades what are your most treasured artifacts blade?
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Australis, I'm afraid I'll be hard to catch for a time. I have a lot of end of the year deadlines. Special ed has extra end of the year deadlines. How does that work for you? Do you have a lot of end of the year paperwork or is it different for your classroom?
I also have a workshop I'm leaving for later today, but I'll try to check in and find you, okay? Have a great day, friend! :)
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ok,take care and good luck with all that work load.
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Thanks! I'm headed there now!
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Australis.. Thank you for sharing that!
Really it so nice that you shared something so very personal.. Thanks friend :)
I'm terrible keeping up with these threads.. So if I miss something.. Just remind me when you see me next..
They all have significant value to me ..
But the butterfly bannerstone is
(monetarily speaking) is the most valuable piece..
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It is easier to keep up with a thread when you bookmark it.
Then it is a snap to pick it up again.
Ummm....until you get as many as I do now! lol
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My animals. Mostly my puppy dog, Titan :)

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Feet and butt

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Do tell :)
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My feet get me where I need to go and without my butt I would have to stand all day
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My life

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A small, pink glass heart with a bow and the words, "My sister, my friend" is one of my most prized possessions. Linda was my sister and my friend. :)

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That's beautiful!
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Thanks, blades! Guess what? Her name means beautiful. :)
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That is touching...
It's good to hold and treasure these things :)
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I think so. :)
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beautiful
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Thanks, australis. I lost my sister a few years back. She had medical problems, but her passing was unexpected. I miss her.
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That's so painful and so unfair.I believe that by thinking about our loved ones that have left this transitory world and talking about them,helps us remember how they lived and who they were.
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You're exactly right It's as if I'm keeping her memory alive by reassuring the memories.
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*sheesh, treasuring, not reassuring!
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Well evrrytime you speak of her and think of those great memories that will always make you laugh .. Keep not just the memory alive..
Your an awesome sister!
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Man, I'm so sorry! I've been doing paperwork and then I packed. I'm headed to Columbia with another teacher for a workshop. We're meeting five other teachers from our school. We'll stay until Tuesday afternoon. I'm rambling!! :)
You're right about the memories making me laugh! One thing about Linda-she was never boring! :) Thanks for saying I'm an awesome sister, but it's easy when you have great sisters like I do. :)
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a picture

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a picture of who hawk?
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of somebody so special to me that i cant express in words what that means to me... if my house was on fire and i only had time to get 2 things it would be my dog and that picture.....
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That's cool hawk!
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I'm glad you have the picture!
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feeling a little jealous.... lolz
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My heart.

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For out of it are the issues of life :)
Excellent answer!
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Indeed. Thanks :)
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Thank you! Awesome answer!
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Guard it carefully! :)
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My pictures of friends that I thought would last for a life time, but didn't and of my cousin who I always thought would never leave me, but she did and I can't see her until three years have passed by....

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Why 3 years?
Sorry Rose
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It sounds like good memories mixed with regrets. I hope you are able to enjoy the memories.
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I'm not one for possessions having much of a hold on me
A month ago .. My collection of artifacts
Now.. Definitely my kayak
That's a great question Merrell

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Great answer blades!
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good one blades
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you collect artifacts....?
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and i just started following you blades
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Yes I have for many years
my profile pic is of a War Hammer
8-10000 years old.. Hopewell civilization
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That's odd.. I don't keep up with this usually..but I though I had been following you..
I'm sure I was..
Well I'm following you now/again lol
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Thanks Hawk!
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same here blades your too cool not to follow my friend = )
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wow i always thought that was a bean
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Funny! Most of the times I've heard ..
Is that a brain or a bean lol
I have some great prices
I've never bought or sold any
I found them all.. I enjoys walking fields and the woods and have always been on the lookout for rocks and artifacts
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Pieces not prices
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I've often envied, ahem, I mean admired your profile pic!! :)
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HEY YOUR HERE!
So give me all the details
(sitting in front of phone with hands under chin and wide eyed)
Tell me about all the fun you had!
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Thanks for liking the pic.. I so enjoy sharing them with all I can!
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I never did answer my own question blades. Without going into details, several years ago, I lost almost everything, including material possessions. I was looking through a box of some of the items I have left a few months ago, and I found a Time magazine that I collected when I was a kid, it has Paul "Bear" Bryant on the cover, it's still in mint condition. I'm a HUGE college football fan, an Alabama fan to be specific. People who don't live in the state don't understand how big college football is down here, you have to pick a side, either Alabama or Auburn when it's football season. I had been through that box several times before, looking for things like my car title etc, but didn't see the magazine in there. It's in as close to mint condition as it gets for a magazine that old. I had no idea that it was still in my possession, I was ecstatic when I found it. When I was a kid, and Bear Bryant was the coach of Alabama, he probably had more pull in the state than the governor did Lol.
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Just to see what kind of monetary value it has, I looked it up on eBay right after I found it, it sells for a little more than a hundred dollars, but it's worth much more than that to me.
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@blades, I'm sorry i just checked in and left. I had (and still have) so much paperwork to do. The end of the year is insane for the special ed dept. - all the deadlines!
(I sure hope you're not still sitting in front of your phone, waiting! Lol!)
Okay, a quick overview! I had the distinct honor of selling tickets at the front desk. At the front desk, you see everyone and get to see the anticipation and excitement the children have before they start the fun. The younger children are even more excited when they see me and the school counselor at the table. It's like they didn't expect us to be there! :) So, I sold tickets, listened to children, talked to them, told corny jokes, teased parents, and basically had a great time!
You know about the talent show. People thanked me for not singing - you believe that, right? :)
The auction always amazes me. Blades, I work in a low income school and yet, these parents save money to purchase items to help the school. Each classroom has a basket filled with donated items that is auctioned off. Other items such as baked goods are sold. One of the teacher's daughters makes ink pens decorated with colorful duct.tape - age made a small basketful to be sold for the school. It went for $105.00!
Oh, blades! This is too long! I need to go get started on more paperwork. I'm just going to work on it for a couple of hours.
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@Tommy, sorry! I read your comment to blades! That is awesome that you found your magazine! :) Just an observation, when my sister lived in Alabama for so many years, I was told there was not a choice between Alabama and Auburn! She was Alabama all the way!! Sounds like when I was raised in Oklahoma. You were either OU or OSU. Again, no question! Sooners over Cowboys any day! :)
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Merrell that is the best !
I know all about that rivalry
And at the time and since..
Bear has been The coach of all college football.. (Though I went to The Ohio State University and we had Woody Hayes) lol!
I'm such a minimalist that I KNOW what a special find this has been for you! And you are so right.. It cannot be measured in value on the money scale!
So cool!
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Diane that sounds like so much fun! You had the best seat in the house! I just love interacting with kids/parents like that! As I know you do.. Those moments make the tough days much much more tolerable..
I am not going to but into the pay to not sing.. I just don't believe that :)
I would like to donate some artifacts to this auction next year
If that would be possible?
Had I know earlier.. I would have this year but definitely next if that's ok with you?
Great stories of joy this morning
Thanks to the both of you!
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Seriously? Blades, are you serious? Yes, that's okay with me!! But, how can you part with your some of your treasure?
Okay, you deserve the truth. I don't sing alone. I truly sing harmony and am okay if I have someone to follow. Sometimes I'm better than others. But, you seriously do not want to hear me alone!! :)
Well, we are on the road! I managed to get to ride with the best teacher ever so I'm going to go visit with her! Have a great afternoon!
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I don't think I have a most prized possesion thats tangible

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hey how are you...?
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really there must be something....?
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My beautiful beloved cult followers...

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My father's sword

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Was it a commemorative sword?
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He was a Marine
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my vans, converse, and DC's

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A picture of my family
All of us, in it...smiling.

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That's sweet ;)
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I love seeing someone with a smile on their face, it shows their happiness :)
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A picture of my best friend that I like to take out and look at from time to time and hope to be able to see her real soon.

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Mine would have to be my mom except she's not an inanimate object so... The ring she gave me for my 13th birthday, it's unique and a symbol of her love to me.

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That's a very nice story :)
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Thanks ^-^
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My intellect, for I have a lot of memory capacity. Both of my parents were analysts. So, yeah, I'ld feel like I was missing something should I ever get amnesia. That would be a nightmare for me, seriously. Learning comes easy to me...

Why, I would feel deprived and cursed without as much as I know.

A Little Scared, but Alright,
Voluptuous~<3

PS Love Always!~

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My Bible.

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Without the word of God I would not cherish any of His blessing like I do now.
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hard to argue with that
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Thanks toejam!
I made strawberry jam with our own berries this year.
Crabapple jelly, grape preserves, and chokecherry. But sorry no ummm..., toejam.
It just did not sound that appealing, lol!
I love your name. ;P
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uz a sweetheart
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Aw, thanks!
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a bra worn by Jean Harlow

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Okay, you get my vote for the most unusual.
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i think that's ok, i think. ? .
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Sure that is good!
I do want to hear the story of how you came about to have Jean's bra though.
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I have a signed photo of Betty Davis.
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LOL, You are not gonna tell me are you, how you ended up with Harlow's bra?
My photo is actually a shot of a friend named Betty Davis.
She told me she spells her name differently though. 'P
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some things are just better left to the imagination
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Also a picture, like many mentioned

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Cool :)
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That's very nice Dolce ;)
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Hi blades, tom! :))

Thank you
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Thank you Dolce! I was hoping you'd answer one of my questions, you always have intriguing answers ;)
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Really

Thank you!...:))
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