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Old 12-15-2019, 06:58 AM
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Tackled the bottom of the China hutch ( yes, I still have one!) It has a lot of old pictures in frames, silverware chest, some seasonal decor, table linens, and things I shoved in there that landed in the dining room at some point because I didn't know what else to do with it ( very few closets in house) .

I found the original MLS listing for the house from when we bought it 31 years ago. It said Circa 1888 and I always thought it was about 1920( that was probably the expansion). It also listed the property taxes in 1988 when we bought it, and boy do I wish that's what it still was !

I found three paintings that DD24 did when she was in elementary school. Quite adorable :-)

There was a bag with an old Game Boy Color and six games. One said 2001 on it. I also found a 20Q electronic game. Put new batteries in both and they work :-) just in time for some family fun when the "kids" are home next week. Time for me to practice my Burgertime skills!


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Old 12-15-2019, 07:29 AM
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How fun! Find any money? I love finding money!
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:34 AM
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I love finding old things or the one Christmas ornament I shoved in my hutch 6 years ago. How many times did you say “so THAT’S where I put it!”
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:39 AM
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Sadly, no stacks of money ( or even loose change!) That I forgot I shoved in there years ago!

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Once I found a gift I had gotten for my twins ( a small gyroscope) about 5+ years after I bought it! I had quickly stashed it on top of the China hutch ( hidden by the trim at top...are you seeing a theme here??) when one of them came in the house! Totally forgot I did that, but not that I had bought it. Now that also speaks to how often I dusted up there!!
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:36 AM
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I have been looking all over for one of those 20Q games. If you don’t use it, PM me...I will buy it from you.

I love that you found a painting.


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Old 12-15-2019, 09:25 AM
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Burgertime!! No way. Is that when you would build a hamburger? I remember playing that in arcades.

My favorite was always Frogger. And Space Invaders. (But I am showing my age!)

Did you tell the kids or are you going to surprise them next week?
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:49 AM
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Burgertime!! No way. Is that when you would build a hamburger? I remember playing that in arcades.

My favorite was always Frogger. And Space Invaders. (But I am showing my age!)

Did you tell the kids or are you going to surprise them next week?
Yes on Burgertime. I also have Frogger ( and tetris, Super Mario land, yoshi's cookies, and baseball triple play 2001 . Calling it a game boy " color" is a very generous description, haha! The graphics are ancient!

Kids already know
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:07 PM
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We cleaned and rearranged our storeroom a few weeks back. We found my adult son’s Pokémon cards from when he was a kid. We wrapped them up and gave them to him when we got together to celebrate Christmas. It was one of his favorite gifts.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:58 PM
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I remember when my parents passed, I cleaned out their china hutch.

I found a ton of chapsticks, several homework assignments I never turned in, an electric bill dated 5 years before I was born, and a ton of beads.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:20 AM
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I found a ton of chapsticks, several homework assignments I never turned in, an electric bill dated 5 years before I was born, and a ton of beads.
. I love the homework assignments! I am glad I'm not the only one with random stuff that also shows how long it's been since it's been cleaned out haha!


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