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    My mum gave away my cat when i left home for college. Her excuse was that she wanted to travel with my dad when he went abroad for work and was too embarrassed to always ask the neighbours to feed the cat.

    I still get at her about that one thirty years later!!

    She still has my dolls house in her garage. I think she was dreaming of having a grand daughter, and all she got were grandsons.

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    Interesting to see others have also suffered, and that there is a flip side, those whose mums never chuck anything away. I did ask why she needed all my shit removing, especially as she hasn't been capable of going into the attic for at least 5 years, and the answer was good mum logic....."well, i'm sure it cluttered the place up, and it was old anyway".

    "As are you dear mum, as are you."

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    ^^^^I hope there was a happy, happy garbageman somewhere, and that the can just didn't end up buried under tons of crap in a landfill.

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    ^^^^find it in another 100 years

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    i know how you feel peterpan.
    rang my mother on mothers day and she told me she had $1000 for me, she got rid of that old Xk140 jag that had been sitting in the back garage where the gardening tools sat.
    When i asked why she said she was sick of starting it up every month. Since my dad died she found it a drama.
    She advertised it in the local paper and a man tured up at 7am in the morning with a car trailer and took it away.
    happy mothers day

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post

    I would like to hear from anyone else who has suffered such tragic loss at the hand of another
    A girlfriend found a very nice collection of pictures of old flames (some scantly clad, some wearing noting) and burnt them. When I got home,………out on the balcony was a planter with ashes in it. No such thing as thumb drives back then.





    My mother gave,……….just gave them away, a dingy and motor and my trumpet.



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    The Watarford christal... For the Irish among us.


    Don’t have to be Irish to understand Waterford.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    ^^$1,000? Nice of the old dear. Especially, since I just looked them up and they are selling for $80,000-180,000. Even if it was in lousy shape, it should have been worth a fair bit. Sorry for your loss. Beautiful car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    All my records, (probably a 1,000) have gone missing but I suspect my relatives have had them.

    Can't blame mum and as long as they are being enjoyed by someone not a problem.
    Very magnanimous of you, LT. I gave most of my vinyl away before I left home, but took a few "desert island discs" with me. They warped rather quickly whilst I tried to find a turntable..

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    seems to be a common trait of mothers
    was only after her death we found - or rather didn't find - everything relating to her children had at some stage been thrown out. No idea when or why, along with 2 brothers and 1 sister before me I'd headed overseas by time I was 20. All the 'baby books' hospital records etc, school yearbooks/sports team photos, eldest brother's vinyl collection. All gone.
    And we'll never know why

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    ^^^^I hope there was a happy, happy garbageman somewhere, and that the can just didn't end up buried under tons of crap in a landfill.
    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    ^^^^find it in another 100 years
    Vacuumed sealed to avoid heat detection as it sailed across the pacific. Was some killer Nepalese fingers pressed down. I wont go further. When ya popped the lid it was just like a can of ground coffee. phzzzzz..
    Got a chance to make it mate.

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    We had a big old farmhouse. My little room was a bit of a store room with a bed, ready for my infrequent returns.

    I used to do a fair bit of sailing way back when. Delivery stuff and so on and I'd got a fair old collection of charts and log books.

    The charts where plastered over the walls in place of wall paper. I could lie in my bunk and see all those trips, remember the boats, the people, the seas, the weather...... brilliant.

    The logs books and records, plus photos where all in an old chest of draws that I'd refurbished. Nice old thing. Oak I think, still it was all there.








    Mum redecorated.

    Pastel yellows.

    Contents of drawers gone.

    Charts, gone.

    All gone..

    Bless her.

    I still can't sleep in that room.

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    When you lose memories you can touch it hurts. But god bless them they meant no harm. And they know they made a big mistake when they see your facial reactions. Moms know.





    God bless ya ma, RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    When you lose memories you can touch it hurts. But god bless them they meant no harm. And they know they made a big mistake when they see your facial reactions. Moms know. God bless ya ma, RIP

    Absolutely right.

    I'd trade all the bull shit I've accrued for an extra bit of time together.

    RIP Mum.

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    My mom threw away all these photos of WW2 of occupied Holland. They were a type of "stereo" photo that had to be viewed in a special viewer. Forgot the name but I loved looking at them but guess none of them held any special memories for her. (she's Dutch).

    Worse, my older brother had young kids and he never visited us ever. Once he came down and took off with all my stuff including my beloved Scalextric set and a fishing rod which was the last thing my dad was able to give me and held many fond memories.

    I still don't talk to him.
    Fahn Cahn's

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    She threw out my collection of bongo mags

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    I started working when I was 3 years old in the construction industry

    Anybody have one of these, Meccano


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    ^Had more than a few draglines but never a shovel

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    Anybody have one of these, Meccano
    My mums bin men have got a bloody boxfull.

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    1969, my baseball boots.

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    An ounce of head banging top quality arse kicking hydro mull I had hidden in my room.

    Foking sad day that was and my mom thought I was a Junkie cont after that.

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    so she bloody well shoould mate!! filthy hydro shit! nothing like nice big juicy bush, grown to the lunar cycle and tended with earth so good ya want to it yerself...mmmm memmories

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    great thread, don't get me started on that one

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    Twenty five years ago, I found out that my mother had given away my Barbie that had been stored in the attic. My Barbie! How could she do it?
    Me too, all my Barbie collection, I was quite mad

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    I started working when I was 3 years old in the construction industry

    Anybody have one of these, Meccano
    Still have those, all rusted though

    I had a huge collection of GI-JOE, and expensive Nippon Robots from the 80s, all gone

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    Hockey sticks and shin pads.

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    my mother threw my dad out.


    ..................one day i will get even and throw HER out!

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