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I think I'll always cherish my copy of Pokemon Emerald. A friend of mine had always had some medical issues, but nobody expected him to go as soon as 8th grade. We traded Pokemon on the bus a couple times, but mainly battled. I'll always have his Regice and Golem, though.

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Two things. My '81 Gibson Sonex-180 Custom. That guitar and me have been through more gigs than I can count. Also, my Steinway piano. My great-uncle opened the first four star restaurant in Buffalo. He was a local celebrity too. Turns out he gave Liberace his first job! Liberace never forgot about that. Every time he came to Buffalo he would come to my great-uncle's condo and play a private concert on that piano. It's now mine.

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Two things. My '81 Gibson Sonex-180 Custom. That guitar and me have been through more gigs than I can count. Also, my Steinway piano. My great-uncle opened the first four star restaurant in Buffalo. He was a local celebrity too. Turns out he gave Liberace his first job! Liberace never forgot about that. Every time he came to Buffalo he would come to my great-uncle's condo and play a private concert on that piano. It's now mine.

maybe you can play 80s rock on that piano, maybe generate a sound clip of it :)

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I think I'll always cherish my copy of Pokemon Emerald. A friend of mine had always had some medical issues, but nobody expected him to go as soon as 8th grade. We traded Pokemon on the bus a couple times, but mainly battled. I'll always have his Regice and Golem, though.

 

At first I laughed because I thought you were being silly. Then I felt really sad when I read the rest of your post. That sucks. :(

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At first I laughed because I thought you were being silly. Then I felt really sad when I read the rest of your post. That sucks. :(

 

Pokemon, as an idea, a show, and a symbol has a meaning to me. It's one of the few things I can relate to my grandpa. He used to watch it after school with my brother and I when we were little. He's been gone for almost 12 years now and I can remember some things like they were yesterday. Pokemon was probably one of the few things I had growing up. Those games are just full of memories. They're priceless to me. I'm going to stop because I'm getting teary eyed, but you get the point. I love Pokemon, and always will.

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About 3 years ago,after I bought my '65 John Lennon Casino and Epi John Lennon EJ-160-E,I sent a letter to Yoko Ono thanking her for letting the people at Epiphone create an exact copy of John's favourite guitars and also went on to say that John was the main reason that I bacame a musician and how much he influenced my life and still does.I didn't in my wildest dreams expect a reply but a few weeks later I received a letter from Studio 1 in NYC and thought it was a reply for some info I was looking for from a music store.When I opened the envelope I was amazed to see that it was from Yoko along with a picture of her and John at the Montréal Bed-In for Peace.The picture was signed by Yoko in her own hand saying: "To Derek,Love Yoko" I was just floored that such a busy woman would take time out of her busy day to answer a letter from a musician who was influenced by and dearly loved her husband like one would an older brother.

 

That autographed picture and note saying how she was touched by how much I loved John and my "kind words" about him,has the greatest sentimental value to me-along with my 1965 John Lennon Epi of course.My '65 "L" series Strat is also at the top of the heap.

 

BTW there was a cover letter from her P.A. apologizing for the tardy reply and explaining that it took so long because Yoko was out of the country and she insists on answering all her correspondence in her own hand.

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I don't keep much, but I have some sports trophies, a couple from high school soccer including some medal from a state championship game, a state slalom skiing trophy, and some mountain biking medals.

 

I have a few pictures, but I think I must have thrown most of them out. Like my mother said once, we didn't want any evidence left over from our family. That's why my parents didn't have any pictures. [biggrin]

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Good topic Nate,

 

I have a few things:

- dad's air force wings from WWII (b17 co-pilot)

- coin collection that my dad and I started when I was about 9. he built me a foot locker for it, which I still have the collection in.

- my mom and dad's wedding present from her mom - a wooden carved crucifix. (they were married in the mid 40s)

- a small brass bi-plane and an ash tray that my son made in shop in Jr. High

- 1978 Yari Dy74 Dreadnaught marvelous guitar (looks like a D25) that one stays with me forever.

- photo of my first date with my wife deb that dad took in front of her folks house (9th grade formal - May 28th, 1973)

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Good topic Nate,

 

I have a few things:

- dad's air force wings from WWII (b17 co-pilot)

- coin collection that my dad and I started when I was about 9. he built me a foot locker for it, which I still have the collection in.

- my mom and dad's wedding present from her mom - a wooden carved crucifix. (they were married in the mid 40s)

- a small brass bi-plane and an ash tray that my son made in shop in Jr. High

- 1978 Yari Dy74 Dreadnaught marvelous guitar (looks like a D25) that one stays with me forever.

- photo of my first date with my wife deb that dad took in front of her folks house (9th grade formal - May 28th, 1973)

I hope you still have your Commodore 64 too! I will keep my vintage PC's even if they don't work!

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Hello Friends! Oh, too many to list! Some of these: a 1 rubel coin of pure silver from 1980s with portrait of Musorgsky - it reminds me of the 6 years I've spent in Moscow. My Greatfather's harmonium, Granddad's tuner pipe. My Grandad's brother's documents of Knighthood (Vitézi Rend). These are probably the things with the most sentimental value for me. Cheers... Bence

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I'm not really a sentimental guy...i've been thinking about this thread since it went up and I think about the only thingss that I am sentimental about are my family pics and a short story my dad wrote about his own life and gave it to my brother and I when we were around 20. Man I cried a lot reading that...I didn't know how tough a life he had til I read that.

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