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Re: Collecting

Oh, most definitely, Kitty.  All my "collections" still make me smile,  
that's why I still have them all. Some tend to collect for  future value, others 
for whatever reason.  Mine all hold some memories  of some place, some time, 
etc......so that is what I find comfort  in.   As I tend to get older though, 
having less time  to dust,  having less and less room and more stuff, and become  
more practical....that's when I wonder what the purpose is of something that 
has  no practical use.  Mind you, I do the same in my garden......it's way 
over  crowded, I don't always have the time to devote to keeping it up, and yet I 
keep  adding more and more. (smile)  I just wish I had more discipline, but  
it definitely makes both of us very happy.  As dh says, it's the thrill of  
the hunt, the joy of finally finding that special item, and finally the  years 
of enjoyment. 
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 8/1/2005 11:02:20 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

They do  have a use - they
make us smile, they comfort us, make us feel secure, give  a feeling of
accomplishment, etc., - all uses that we assign to them.   Over time our
needs shift as we mature and those things don't necessarily  fill our needs
anymore and we find ourselves believing we wasted money on  them (unless of
course you made a killing on eBay with them)  But I  don't thinks so.  You
gathered these things for a reason that was  valid at the time

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