Does Anyone Else Keep this Stuff?

By: Ruth

May 03 2011

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Category: Photograph


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So it’s been in a desk drawer. I’ve moved on from the one china closet as it is now in Laura and James’ home.  And I started on my old desk.  Found this from 1966, signed by Dr. Herman H. Blumhagen (what a great name)     I know for a fact I never opened it and read the New Jersey Constitution but I do remember the white piqué dress my mother sewed for my graduation and I remember the nosegay of flowers I held in the gym and I remember being the 3rd tallest in the class, boy or girl!  I guess I could show my grandchildren this memorabilia but they wouldn’t think much of this little collection I have saved for forty-five years. 

And yes it is in a marroon leather folder with gold lettering.

6 comments on “Does Anyone Else Keep this Stuff?”

  1. I think you should take a nice still life portrait of the items and put it in your memory book – then pitch them

  2. OMG, I used to live 10 minutes from Morris Plains in Succasunna! Maybe the school would like those little momentos. I can’t even find my diploma.

  3. I have trouble with this sort of stuff too. I’m agreeing with Joanne – I think a group photo would probably capture it all, or a couple, but the scanner is a wonderful product!

  4. My mom likes to hold on to everything from my childhood, so I let her. But if she ever sends it to me, she knows it’s gone. 🙂 The only things I retain are my high school, college, and grad school diplomas – mostly for ‘legal’ reasons. Otherwise, bye bye! (But I’m wildly unsentimental when it comes to ‘stuff’, so I’m probably not the best person to ask…) I agree with the others: photograph, scan, then pitch. Or give to your kid. 😉

  5. I would keep it in case you need to verify you went to high school

  6. I have one of those too! But like Stef, it’s currently still housed in my childhood home. If I had to take care of it myself I might pitch it. It amuses me to this day that we were the “Beavers”. I don’t think they had those cool patches by the time I got there, ten years later.

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