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   Posted 8/22/2009 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
For anyone new to Koffee Klatch, please stay and join in the fun. We don't care what forum you participate in or the disorder you are fighting...just come on in and enjoy the friendship here daily. The only rule we have here is there is NO talk of the "P" (pain) Here is where we reflect on questions or ideas, share stories we love and talk about our lives and families....all the fun and happy things. We certainly deserve it! smilewinkgrin

So each day come see what's going on at the Koffee Klatch. You can participate in either the Chronic Pain forum or the Fibromyalgia forum since those are the 2 I help moderate. Or come post in both if you like. Many of us bring our morning coffee and/or breakfast to the computer and enjoy while we post on the Koffee Klatch. Please join us!

For today let's talk about the stuff we collect. Oh's stuff we probably don't need but it's also the stuff memories are made of. When we travel is often the time we collect things. They may be something specific you enjoy collecting or maybe you just bring home a variety of things to remind you of your trip. Or maybe you aren't a collector at all. If you are, what sort of things do you collect when you are traveling??

Hubby bought me a charm bracelet for Christmas several years ago with the intention of adding charms when we go places. It's something tiny as a reminder and not something I have to dust! smhair But since I collect penguins it's not always easy to find good ones when we do travel. Most of our trips are to the same area in our own state...we pull our travel trailer out to a camping spot on the Pacific Ocean. But if we go further I love to bring back a stuffie or two. You know...stuffed animals. My favorite are the ones by the Audubon society or the WWF ones. I don't buy many but have a few I cherish.

The other think I think I enjoy more than bringing back purchased items are the pictures we take. Last fall when we went on a longer trip out of state we took one of the favorite stuffies that our one grandson sleeps with when he comes over...and that's often. smilewinkgrin Then whenever we found a fun picture that had a location written on it we would prop up the little puppy, snap a picture and we're making an album for him this coming Christmas. We took pictures of the little puppy on top of national park sign posts, rest stop posts, major freeway get the picture. Proof of where the puppy traveled. We also took pictures of other groups of items for scrapbooks for other grandkids related to items they love.

What do you collect when you travel?
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   Posted 8/23/2009 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are, what sort of things do you collect when you are traveling??

   Dear Chutz,
     I keep/collect sand. blush  
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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   Posted 8/23/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I love the storyteller figures that are made primarily in the southwestern U.S. by various Native American tribes. Not sure where I first got started on this, but I only have 8 of them. My cousin brought me back two when she went to Arizona (Patti will know what these are). I even tried to make a couple myself out of clay, but I can't paint something that detailed so mine are fairly basic and still unpainted!

My favorite two were the least expensive, and I bought them sitting in Earl's Cafe in Gallup, New Mexico as I was driving alone from Santa Fe to see the Grand Canyon. Some Native Americans were walking among the booths in the diner with cardboard containers of various things they had made and I bought a full size one and a miniature for only a few dollars. My most expensive was by an award winning artist in Albequerque, and it's very small because it was so expensive!

I also have a small collection of hummels which were my mother's, and a few were also mine from when I was younger (can't afford them now). But the storytellers I suppose represent the latent novelist in me!


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   Posted 8/23/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Collecting is near and dear to my heart.....

I collect Estee Lauder solid perfume compacts.... I am kinda consider myself to be an expert.... these compacts date back to the 1960's.

They are little metal boxes shaped like all kinds of objects.... inside is the perfume that is solid in a beeswax base.

I wish I could add photos here to give an example of how gorgeous these creations are.... I have over 300 in my collection.

I guess I would be able to say I collect the Harrods of London solid perfumes as every year they have solids that are exclusive.... I have them shipped! I collect them when I travel to Saks and Neiman Marcus... does that count ...... LOL!

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   Posted 8/23/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to travel a lot before. I collected lapel pins from each place, and they're all displayed from a hat I got at a local market in Colombia. I still add to the collection, but now with interesting pins, or ones for charitable causes, and when my friends and family travel, I get them to bring me one back. It's great fun looking back at the collection and remembering all the places and the silly things that happened there!
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