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#1 Alc ONLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:25 PM

These are pictures of my grand parents home in Bath , Pa around the mid thirties . Everyone in town didn't throw anything out. " just in case " scaned 1-18-08 026 (Large).jpg When my wife saw these pictures she told me I was just like my grandfather !!!

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:34 PM

Pack-Rats unite!!! I'm the same way (when I have the room to be), my Dad's always been a Pack Rat.

I don't think of myself as being a Hoarder, I think of it as saving potential repair parts for future antiques.

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:45 PM

After your grandparents went through the 29 stock market crash and the depression I can see why they would be reluctant to part with anything. My Dad was born in 1917 and his favorite Christmas memory that he used to tell me was the year he and my uncle received a truck as a present. It was one truck that they had to share. They used scrap lumber to build a garage for their truck. When they were older they bought a real truck together and hauled coal.They would buy coal from the miners running bootleg mines upstate and deliver it to their customers in town.
When you don't have a lot, you don't feel like getting rid of anything.

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Posted December 18, 2010 - 09:48 PM

Pack-Rats unite!!! I'm the same way (when I have the room to be), my Dad's always been a Pack Rat.

I don't think of myself as being a Hoarder, I think of it as saving potential repair parts for future antiques.

Very well said. You never know when you might need it.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for sharing those pictures.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:19 AM

Hey,thanks for sharing those pictures.I always enjoy looking at old photos.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:54 AM

Very well said. You never know when you might need it.



MAN would I like to have that stuff in my yard right now!

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 10:09 AM

Those are great photographs. Thanks for sharing them.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:10 PM

Yes I have some time on my hands.....Was looking at all the old threads and came across this, great pictures! "Just in case" could be my middle name!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Yep its guaranteed that if you throw that "scrap" _______(fill in to your own liking) away, you will find that you need it two weeks later, then have to spend $ to replace it. I keep as much as I can around saves buying new.

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Yep its guaranteed that if you throw that "scrap" _______(fill in to your own liking) away, you will find that you need it two weeks later, then have to spend $ to replace it. I keep as much as I can around saves buying new.


Not to mention that when you do end up having to go buy it new, it's usually never as good as the old stuff you got rid of!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Cool pics

Today, we call them junk dealers if they will sell....If they wont sell, we call them hoarders

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 10:34 PM

thats neat Alc i love looking at old pictures like that .

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 12:11 AM

my ''death row'' line of gt's is gettin bigger. I don't think I'm a hoarder, rather a used parts recycler. Never know when ya might need somethin from the ''row''




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