My mom recently sent me a few items from home (Homer, Alaska) that I had been “saving for my kids”. What a neat surprise to open the box and find my old coin collection and my old sheet music collections! I collected for the pleasure – not for the money, so most of my coins were in terrible shape, but as a child, I found them so interesting. Currency from all over the world – Canada, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, Mexico…once my brother sent me my first coin, I was hooked. And the sheet music was given to me by my stepdad – it was stored in an old garage in Fairbanks, Alaska. When he and my mom found it, they knew it was right up my alley. I probably have about 200 songs now and I am considering framing some of the more interesting sheets to do a gallery on one of my walls.

A sampling of the coins from my box:

My daugher has been positively astounded that I used to collect anything at all…especially anything that would interest her. I guess she just sees me as plain old “mom” who doesn’t make time for that kind of thing anymore.

What did you collect as a kid?

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1 Comment on Reuniting with my Past…

  1. Dana
    September 26, 2007 at 12:10 am (16 years ago)

    Books, mostly. I sort of had a coin collection, but never got too many. And stickers in elementary school, but I think that was a standard. At least in my school.

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