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Why Do 'Things' Mean So Much To Us?

"Last Saturday I drove to Farragut State Park near Sandpoint, Idaho." writes the Rev. Christine Prescott in the Saturday edition of the Missoulian. "I wanted to donate a pocketknife that my dad used during his service in the South Pacific in World War II to the Museum at the park. The state park is on the site of Farragut Naval Training Station where my dad (and almost 300,000 other Navy recruits) did his basic training. I have had this knife since I was 8 years old. I know its weight, its feel in my hand, its shape, color and smell. When the time came to hand it over I almost couldn’t do it. It seemed like giving away a finger or an ear. I wonder: why do we give so much value to objects? They are, after all, just things." More here.

Question: Do you have an item from your parents that means a lot to you?

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