My mama’s brother Clyde and his wife Ruby collected salt and pepper shakers. I remember in 1945 she had some that looked like cars (I wanted them).
Shirl & her husband collected cars mostly Studebakers. Jim collected everything! The kids loved to go to their house because Jim or Shirl would always give them some kind of car or toy.
I collected stamps as a kid, I had some hum dingers, the first air mail stamp, some of the early 1900 stamps from GGrandpa’s judges desk. I had hundreds of German Stamps from Hitler’s regime off letters that mama received from a friend in prison there. BUT they were stolen.
I have a nephew who collected watches, he had my daddy’s solid gold RR watch, along with many more, they were stolen also.
Sherry collected match books for many years, she had matchbooks from everywhere, I think she had a 5Gallon glass jug she displayed them in. I don’t know what happened to them.
I had a friend who had collected gold since he was 16 yrs old. At last count he had 13 pounds of gold. Pieces of all shapes ad sizes. I could never do that, I wouldn’t know gold from painted lead.
Sherry won’t let me collect houses, so I did collect tools. I love tools, but I have stopped collecting them. Of course in the basement of this motor home I have the tools to build a house including electrical and plumbing. I have enough tools to rebuild an engine, well one 1955 or older. I can’t even find the engine in the newer cars. haha!
I remember my BIL Sonny also collected tools. When Milwaukie built a good battery powered screw gun, he had to have one. They lived in Paw Creek, NC. Sherry’s sister embarrassed herself once in a family gathering when discussing Sonny’s latest craze, “He is the screwingest man in Paw Creek!”
Hey I know a lady in Opp, AL who collects dogs!
One in Texas who collects live turtles.
What do you collect?
Collecting GOOD memories is a great hobby!
Continuing with strange looking vehicles