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  posted on 7/22/2013 at 11:11 PM
I bring this up because I just realized I have lost my favorite photo of all time....a picture of me when I was about 12, with my mom, dad, brother, and sister, standing on Ellis Island with the World Trade Center in the background, circa 1990. And to top it off, I'm wearing an awesome throwback Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt. My brother is giving me bunny ears, and everything about it was perfect. I'm so angry at myself for losing it. Anyone have a similar story?

[Edited on 7/23/2013 by BoytonBrother]

 
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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 08:56 AM
That sucks. Can't really think of anything like that that I lost. Lost pictures are one of those things in life that just can't be replaced. Good idea to scan and store older photos onto an external hard drive and maybe even back that up with memory cards. After reading your post I think I will start to do just that because I don't have a ton of family photos from my childhood and I would like to preserve the ones I do have. Hope you eventually find your special photo.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 09:01 AM
My great grandfather's gold wedding band. My grand mother gave it too me. Feel really bad about losing that...

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 09:03 AM
I'm sure it dates to the late 1800's...

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 09:09 AM
I used to have a box with every ticket stub from my first concert, MLB game, NFL game, NASCAR race, etc. up to when I was about 27 or so, when I lost it in one of countless moves from one apartment to the next in the drunken haze that so many of us call our twenties.

In 1991-92 our then local minor hockey team, the Kansas City Blades, won the Turner Cup. Including the playoffs, the team played 50 home games that season and I went to 46 of them. All of those stubs were in the box. Sigh.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 09:09 AM
And a lot of brain cells...

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 09:57 AM
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I used to have a box with every ticket stub from my first concert, MLB game, NFL game, NASCAR race, etc. up to when I was about 27 or so, when I lost it in one of countless moves from one apartment to the next in the drunken haze that so many of us call our twenties.

In 1991-92 our then local minor hockey team, the Kansas City Blades, won the Turner Cup. Including the playoffs, the team played 50 home games that season and I went to 46 of them. All of those stubs were in the box. Sigh.



That stinks Hawk. I don't have any of the sports ticket stubs from my past. I wish I had saved all of them so I could reference them now the way I do my concert ticket stubs. I do have almost all of the tickets stubs from almost every concert I have attended with the exception of course of free shows and some that didn't have hard printed tickets. I have them all in date order in a binder and use it all of the time to reference when and where I saw certain shows and bands and to tally up how many times I have seen certain bands. I call it my Rock & Roll Bible.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 10:25 AM
I went through a bunch of pictures and selected all of my favorites from high school and college and put them all in one photo album. When I moved in 2006 I somehow lost them or left them behind. Still bothers me to this day. Losing pictures sucks.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 10:57 AM
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I went through a bunch of pictures and selected all of my favorites from high school and college and put them all in one photo album. When I moved in 2006 I somehow lost them or left them behind. Still bothers me to this day. Losing pictures sucks.

Tell me about it. I did a college semester in Spain and took hundreds of pics and someone stole all of them (along with a bunch of other stuff that was replaceable) out of my dorm room the next semester.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 11:39 AM
vintage albums, some still in the plastic wrap. "Meet the Beatles", "Ktel presents the fantastic Allman Brothers", just to name two. Lost them in one of the aforementioned drunken moves. I had about 40 or 50 of them.

also, up until recently, I had a photo of the words "Remember Duane Allman" that someone painted on the sea wall at Narragansett beach. Danged if I can find it. Can't blame that one on booze, haven't had a drink in 20 years. Maybe it's the also aforementioned loss of brain cells.

there's other stuff too but hey, life goes on.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 12:01 PM

Try this, if there is still a possibility that it can be found, it's weird but it works sometimes. You have to call on St. Anthony:

"Saint Anthony, Saint Anthony
Please come around
I lost my ________
And it can't be found"

St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost objects. Best to say this during the search, before the reality threads get set in stone and the thing is gone for good.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 01:38 PM
When I was in high school my senior year (74) I won several awards for football, and for one I got to be on a TV special with a bunch of other players in San Diego County. Part of the deal was them talking about you and your accomplishments while they showed highlight footage from games. I snaked my footage after the show. It was only about 2 minutes or so worth of plays, but it had some great plays (and hits!) on it. The old 16mm stuff. I thought I had lost it in one of those moves described above long ago, then last November on my birthday the wife and kids presented me with a DVD of that film clip. Wife said she found ithe film in an old box of books in the attic and had it converted. I had no idea. Very cool to think you've lost something like that and then get it back. Thanks St. Anthony.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 02:01 PM
Many years ago I recorded JJ Malone at a blues jam in Oakland. He did one of the most intense slow blues and I lost the cassette tape many years ago. But in my mind is that beautiful slow blues he did that night. Truly my first real experience about learn what "blues" was....is not about loud...or fast.....or anything we usually see at the local blues hot spot. It was the real thing...so touching and so emotional. I wish I knew what I did with that tape

 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 02:46 PM
lived on the top floor of an apartment building on E 66 St in NYC and a water tank broke on roof of building and flooded the apartment. I had my amazing record collection on the floor between 2 cindar blocks and it was completely ruined. About 200-250 LPs. The year was 1977 so you can imagine the vinyls that i had collected from my late HS years in 1965 and through college etc.
 

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  posted on 7/23/2013 at 03:48 PM
My virginity.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 07:29 AM
MY FATHER 09/11/1975

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 11:02 AM
My Brother, at age 17 I will always miss him.....

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 11:40 AM
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My Brother, at age 17 I will always miss him.....


Very moving and no objects can ever be treasured that much.

Cool thread.

When my parents moved long ago, Mom got rid of countless magazines and sports programs. Virtually every Rolling Stone, Circus, Creem and all those mags that focused on one artist. Must have had at least 100 Led Zeppelin mags alone.

The sports programs and all the score cards from every baseball game. Would love to see those as I filled them in for every game I attended. Seeing the rosters and who did what would be awesome.

Years later I talked with Mom about it and mention my sports cards along with all the other stuff. Amazingly after a few moves, she still had all my cards. Thousands of them Mom knew the value of those.

 

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  posted on 8/27/2013 at 08:45 PM
Chalk another one up for pictures, slides in my case.

My grandpa took alot of reel-to-reel home video and alot of photos. The photos ended up on slides and I remember sitting at parties with a screen and projector looking at the slides when I was a kid.

All the video reels and slides were put on VHS tapes in the 80s. Apparently we thought that was good enough because we through all the slides away. Transfered the VHS to DVD, but trying to capture a still off the DVD results in poor quality.

I'm reminded of these slides because recently my Mom gave me about a dozen that she still had. My wife's brother scanned them at work (scanner had provision for slides) and we have a dozen great photos now. I can only imagine how great it would be if we still had all of them.

But I really try not to dwell on physical items lost through the years. Only people, friends and family and pets are what matter most. And those treasured memories and experiences are never lost.

 

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  posted on 8/28/2013 at 06:19 AM
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I bring this up because I just realized I have lost my favorite photo of all time....a picture of me when I was about 12, with my mom, dad, brother, and sister, standing on Ellis Island with the World Trade Center in the background, circa 1990. And to top it off, I'm wearing an awesome throwback Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt. My brother is giving me bunny ears, and everything about it was perfect. I'm so angry at myself for losing it. Anyone have a similar story?

[Edited on 7/23/2013 by BoytonBrother]


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