Yeah, collection…maybe even an agglomeration. Cables, electronic tethers, childhood memories, and college accomplishments were discovered when we pulled the attic plug and let the contents drain into our garage.
Though we have taken select items out of the attic recently, this adventure is set to make our lives easier and find lost items.
My husband was a collector. Among his stash were these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle trading cards.
Bits and pieces of a stamp collection: a poster with dinosaur stamps, a commemorative Iwo Jima stamp, and an envelope with stamps from South Africa.
We kept two containers of computer engineering, broadcast production, and music theory books. This book made us both feel old, and was quickly added to the donation stack.
OK soda was just, well, okay. The soda was offered by the Coca-Cola company in 1993 to select cities across the US (including Portland, OR). It was available in the vending machines at our high school. My husband just happened to keep a can.
I remember having these proudly displayed on my bookshelf when I started college because it was cool.
It’s a floppy disk drive! Do any computers actually have these anymore?
Yes, double-sided 3.25 discs. These puppies could hold a whopping 1.44MB.
This relic is from my video production days. Does anyone need to convert analog video to digital anymore? …Anyone?
Amongst childhood treasures were not one but two sets of dinosaur collectible cards with facts on the backs.
This is a genuine playlist from a ska concert my husband played in fifteen years ago. The guy who wrote the list sadly died recently from a brain tumor.
My hubby kept his Pogs, though he was never “into” them. I don’t know much about them except that they were banned from our elementary school in the late ’80’s.
My hubby pulled these because I would appreciate them more than his many baseball cards. It’s true. I grew up watching these guys and the Seattle Seahawks during the Steve Largent era. Finding these makes me want to go through my parents’ attic to find the Orowheat Seahawks cards from when I was a kid.
These guys play(ed) baseball. The Jose Canseco card is actually a rookie card (that has been well loved and shared). The guy in front is Tim at age 9.
Out of all of the treasures we found in the attic, I was elated to find my broadcast production books and projects from college. With my growing interest in YouTube, I am hoping to polish up my skills and at least do some videos for myself, if not for GeekMom.
My husband, Tim, was able to recycle several trees worth of notes from college and keep a good portion of his books for reference at work. Differential equations, calculus, and computer design books were kept. Pogs and dinosaurs were happily passed on to the kids. Sadly, the OK Soda leaked in the attic and had to be thrown away (after making references to Bob Webber on Phineas and Ferb).
Do you know what relics are in your attic?