Okay, I'll be the first to admit - I have a LOT of stuff (er, I mean, ephemera). I'll be going through my various drawers and cabinets and say to myself, "Oh YEAH! I totally forgot I had this!", which is like a mini shopping trip where you don't have to spend any money! But something happened yesterday that made me hum the "Twilight Zone" theme song....
I have a box of fibers and sumptuous embroidery threads from my needlework days. This box unfortunately came about when my former husby Dan and I were dividing up our stuff when we separated, and all of these fibers got thrown in a box. As we were dividing up things, Dan threw in some old postcards and things that he knew I liked and he had no use for (he was always great that way).
I never took the fibers out of the box, because aside from the occasional patch on an ATC where I use these fibers, they're hardly used at all (but I'm certanily not going to throw them OUT!). The other day I had the box open because I was looking for some silver thread to use for an ornament hanger when I came across this:
Isn't this incredible?! And I swear I'd never seen it before the other day. I KNOW I would've remembered it, because look what's inside:
I just looked to see when they're from and found this auction online - I guessed WWI judging by the Doughboy hat and the name on the front, and I was right. So this coupon book is nearly 100 years old. Here's another cool thing - it was Dan's grandfather's (his name's on the front - if you're wondering why his grandfather would've been in WWI, it's because he would've been nearly 80 when Dan was born).
Of course, now that I know this exists, it's Dan's if he wants it back. But I kind of hope he doesn't. :D