He liked to collect random things that still had meaning. A random knob...
A key, whose matching lock has long been forgotten.
Old pins to celebrate the creation of new countries or exciting new dates!
A tiny pipe that no one could ever dream to smoke.
And a mateless cufflink. Who knows what party this piece of male jewelry could have attended. A JFK presidential dinner? A WWII award ceremony? Our imaginations will have to strain to identify the common bond between these "meaningless" relics of the past. What was important enough to hide away for some, leaves others confused.
While we'll never know why his grandfather hid away these antique items, one thing is for sure.
Everything comes with a story, and everything has meaning. His grandfather collected these odd items, almost in spite of what's considered as "normal." No matter what, we think they're all beautiful and interesting and provide a wonderful bridge to the past!
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