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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#21 Dec 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
I dont think it would have made it to being "old" a previous generation would have gotten rid of it.
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Tastes are subjective, RACE and can change drastically over a hundred years. I know we have some gawd-awful stuff that we keep around only because they are antiques and heirlooms.

Some of the paintings are just dreadful, so they live in my mom's guest-bedroom closet. But because they might be worth something, someday, they are kept. And believe me, if she thought that she could pawn some of this stuff off on me, she'd do it in a heartbeat. The two I tried to take are so bad that my husband won't let me hang them. Now they're in a bin in the basement.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#22 Dec 3, 2013
Thats what I'm saying. 100yrs is 5 generations, I think if it was godawful, it would have been pitch by generation 3 the latest.
The fact that its still around after 5 shows it to be something of some quality.
squishymama wrote:
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Tastes are subjective, RACE and can change drastically over a hundred years. I know we have some gawd-awful stuff that we keep around only because they are antiques and heirlooms.
Some of the paintings are just dreadful, so they live in my mom's guest-bedroom closet. But because they might be worth something, someday, they are kept. And believe me, if she thought that she could pawn some of this stuff off on me, she'd do it in a heartbeat. The two I tried to take are so bad that my husband won't let me hang them. Now they're in a bin in the basement.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#23 Dec 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
Thats what I'm saying. 100yrs is 5 generations, I think if it was godawful, it would have been pitch by generation 3 the latest.
The fact that its still around after 5 shows it to be something of some quality.
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Quality does not equal aesthetically pleasing. The paintings we have are from known artists and may in fact be worth something, that does not mean they are not butt-ugly. The only reason we have so much of this stuff left is that my ancestors recognized that these things may have value beyond looks.
Kuuipo

Marina, CA

#24 Dec 3, 2013
LW1: First of all, you need to make a clean break with your ex. He's no good in so many ways. Secondly, NO, do NOT tell his new woman anything. She's in the starry-eyed phase and she won't believe you anyway. She will either come out of the starry-eyed phase slowly or be jolted out of it, but in any case, your job is to extract yourself from this going nowhere relationship and butt out of his other one.

LW2: So they regifted the vase to someone who appreciates it/has room for it. If YOU wanted it, you would have kept it. Say nothing, it has found a good home.

LW3: Bright pink.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#25 Dec 3, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Quality does not equal aesthetically pleasing. The paintings we have are from known artists and may in fact be worth something, that does not mean they are not butt-ugly. The only reason we have so much of this stuff left is that my ancestors recognized that these things may have value beyond looks.
This. Just because generations past liked an item does not mean generations future will. I like sleek modern furniture. Old antique looking stuff would be way out of place in my house.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#26 Dec 3, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I like sleek modern furniture. Old antique looking stuff would be way out of place in my house.
And a hundred years from now, your sleek modern furniture will be old looking and way out of place in your great grandkid's home. But it may be considered an antique. And the kitchen table their grandfather was conceived on might hold some sentimental value and possibly a financial one.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#27 Dec 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And a hundred years from now, your sleek modern furniture will be old looking and way out of place in your great grandkid's home.
Huh? You really need to stop sniffing glue. What does that have to do with anything? I have no expectation that any of my furniture will be handed down from generation to generation. I expect that when I die, the kids will keep what they like and trash/sell the rest.
edogxxx wrote:
And the kitchen table their grandfather was conceived on might hold some sentimental value and possibly a financial one.
If you have sentimental attachment to a table because your grandfather was conceived on it, again I say, stop sniffing glue.

This LW was not upset that the kid gave away a vase with monetary value. She was upset because it had sentimental meaning TO HER, but not to him. Son is not a bad son for not feeling the same way about it. To him, it a vase. Had she not given it to him, it would have ended up at goodwill when he cleaned the house out after he died.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#28 Dec 3, 2013
I like sniffing glue. This isn't about who was conceived on what or how it looks, it's about an item that has been in the family for three hundred years and has been passed down for generations. It would be just as bad if he donated it to goodwill as giving it to a hobo, let alone inlaws. It belongs in the family. He can keep it in a closet and pass it down to his kid. Who can then do the same. That's how it goes.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#29 Dec 3, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
I like sniffing glue. This isn't about who was conceived on what or how it looks, it's about an item that has been in the family for three hundred years and has been passed down for generations. It would be just as bad if he donated it to goodwill as giving it to a hobo, let alone inlaws. It belongs in the family. He can keep it in a closet and pass it down to his kid. Who can then do the same. That's how it goes.
"That's how its goes" is not good enough for me. If I WANT an item, then I'll be happy to keep it. If not, I have no duty to pass it on. If no one in the next generation sees any value in your item, that's where it ends. I don't keep crap in my house that amounts to unwanted clutter.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#30 Dec 3, 2013
LW1 - wow, a family more f'd up than my SIL! violence (threatened)- check. back taxes owed - check. inability to let him go - check. new gF - check.

at least SIL isn't talking to her (now officially) ex.

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