I think I bought mine in 1971. The next year I bought Herman Hesse Siddhartha. But the favorite books I always carry around? The Giving Tree by Silverstein and the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery William They are kind of like security blankets. I've lost everything more than once in my life- But still have those 4 books.
I wanted to send the Velveteen Rabbit to Sarah for Rachel- but she said she still can't read it aloud. Bless her heart. In a few years I'll just give it to Rachel.
It's sort of funny what we choose as important to us. What we love.
I can understand that
I've often wondered about a sudden catastrophe , like a fire.. other than the living people, animals, which objects would have priority ?
Obviously I couldn't pick up all my Great Grandmother's furniture, which I have a great deal scattered through out the house
I'd say, if my mind was functional to do such a thing,.. I'd grab my Grandmother's Bible and family photos
The photos alone would fill up half the car
My Dad's wallet which also contains his Fireman's badge and last driver's license.. some of my Daughter's baby clothes..
Oh well never mind, the house would be gone by then
But I do have a hurricane box, several in fact which contain a lot of the smaller things I mentioned above
All my important papers, documents are the safe deposit box, I wouldn't have to worry about them
All the new stuff like furniture, clothes can be replaced, but family heirlooms can't .. and those are what I treasure most... oh yes.. and my Grandmother's cook book and My Uncle's ( who was killed in the invasion of Normandy and who I never met ) dog tags and the Flag which covered his casket...