National Old Stuff Day – March 2
“People hold onto old stuff as a way of holding onto the past.”
Yesterday we celebrated National Old Stuff Day with a display of old, interesting, and sometimes crazy items that were dusted off and pulled from packed away boxes or from the backs of drawers. The items were displayed throughout the day and it was so interesting to listen to the residents and employees as they browsed by the items and reminisced about the different things. Here are some of the items that were displayed:
- Princess Diana paper dolls Cassie played with as a girl
- A spoon holder from Rosa’s grandma
- Only a few of Karen’s 80-some salt & pepper collection
- An old can opener from Teresa and a can of vegetables to try and open – Cora was able to figure it out!
- Sharon’s mother’s dress from the 1960’s
- Remember the Fisher-Price barn that mooed when you opened the doors and the Fisher-Price house with the doorbell that dinged – Sharon still has hers!!
- Hankies to make into mice and babies in a blanket!
- An old grave marker from Lanita’s great-grandfather’s grave (he was born in 1848)
- Montgomery Wards catalogs from the 1930’s – the prices were fantastic and you could order anything!
- An original orange Tupperware gallon pitcher from the late 1970’s
- The book Little Lord Fauntleroy published in 1906
- A little iron skillet with a metal lid that Maxine would clang with a knife when playing train as a child
- Some old jacks to play with
- An old ledger from Angela’s grandmother filled with old clippings from newspapers
- A lovely velveteen quilt
- Maxine’s doll she has had since she was 10 – so that makes it 80 years old!
The descriptions that were with the items made for some fascinating reading! Hang onto your old stuff!
Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to make the day interesting!