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  1. It happened to me , two years ago!
    I was visiting an Antique-fair ,in Parma , Italy , when I noticed a hand -made , glass vase,which , I was sure , had pertained to my grandmother…….; first of all I felt shocked ,then tried to approach the vase and when I saw that mark in it , which I knew so well….,I couldn’t but talk to the vendor and ask him more about the object of my memories.
    Unluckily , he knew very little about it , but I managed to buy the vase at a very discounted price , after I told him the whole story!


  2. Happened about 10 years ago – I was wandering through an antique shop in Ottawa and came across a dozen or more old wooden school desks (the ones with the ink wells, and grooved area for your pencils). I recalled my old wooden desk from public school and how I had carved the “I love John Doe” (enter crush’s name) in the inside of the desk and had drawn “petals” around the ink well. As I glanced tentatively over the sad little misplaced desks, lo and behold there sat my desk…with my crush’s name still engraved and the petals still blooming around the ink well. The dealer want $25.00 for the desk…I hesitated and realized it would not fit in my car at that time. Smiling and recalling the fond memories of my youth, I regretfully walked out of the store… it warmed my heart to see it and sadly I still think about it to this day and wished I had jerry-rigged it to the roof of my car to get it back home to Toronto.. I hope whomever picked it up, enjoys it for what it was and what it meant to that young girl in love with “John Doe” at the tender age of 11.


  3. Neighborhood yard sale coming up soon in my development. Wonder what I will see. More to the point, I wonder what items will sell that I pull out of my own attic and garage. Memories attached are not for sale. I see a blog post developing.


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