Over the course of the past 12 years, I've relocated 7 times. The best relocation, of course, was to Minneapolis, because that's where I met Joe :) And now we're off to Maryland in a few days!
About 10 years ago, I got this thing as a gift from a family member:
It's Vermont Maple Syrup. In a glass bottle. In the form of Abraham Lincoln. It stands about 15 inches tall:
This stupid thing has traveled around the country. For some reason, I have a hard time throwing it out. Not because I got it from a family member - but because every time I try to put it in the trash, the following scene plays out in my head:I'm at the Antiques Roadshow with my Abe Lincoln Maple Syrup Bottle
Antique Roadshow Expert: "And what did you bring today?"
Jeff: "I brought this Abe Lincoln Maple Syrup Bottle!"
ARE: "Wow! This is indeed a rare and unique find! I only know of 2 ever made! And the other one was thrown out by some unknowing fool! What do you think it's worth?"
Jeff: "Well, the price tag is still on it, and they paid $49.99 for it 10 years ago. ...so I'm guessing...$8.00?"
ARE: "I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. In mint condition and unused, this would easily fetch $20,000 at auction!"
Jeff: "Wow! Do you think the maple syrup is still good?"
And so it gets packed, every time. With the movers coming tomorrow to pack up everything, I made my usual trip with Abe out to the trash tonight....and came back with it. Again.
Should I take it, or toss it?