My grandparents (and maybe my parents at this point) would say that the “younger” generations treat everything as disposable. We pay less for things because we don’t expect them to last, and we’re quick to throw them out and replace them when they start to lose even the slightest bit of shine.
These 13 people don’t ascribe to that theory, though, because they held onto their things until absolutely the last possible moment.
13. Someone really loved their teddy bear.
And someone else kept theirs around as a backup.
12. Those cards could really tell some stories.
If only they could talk.
11. Those were the days.
Back when McDonalds really went all in with the giveaways.
10. I bet it’s still readable.
Books are forever, and I refuse to accept arguments to the contrary.
9. I love seeing these pictures.
Kids who have loved those things like family their whole lives.
8. Those things last forever.
You literally might only need four over your entire life.
7. In case you were wondering if what they say about the ocean is true.
It will wear away all things.
6. Those things have given their service.
It’s time they had a nice retirement.
5. Time wears away all of the bumps.
If only that worked for humans, too.
4. That pinball has been around the board.
And around and around and around.
3. If you’ve got a spoon you love, you know.
Those things are like an old friend.
2. I had one that looked like the one on the left.
Ahhh, the good old days.
1. I guess you know that thing is doing its job.
That’s some heavy lifting right there.
This post has really inspired me, to be honest. What in my house can last a lot longer than I expect?
What about you? Do you have an item that you’ve never expected to last forever but that’s still going strong? Tell us what it is in the comments!