Sunday, August 22, 2004

NEW HOBBY

When I was a kid I collected stamps.  Truth be known I collected my sisters' stamps, they just never knew.  Thing about collecting stamps is that they're already used.  My sister would proudly hold up some ancient, poorly printed, single color  3¢ stamp with a postage mark smeared over it and everyone would 'ooooooh' and aaaaaaaaaah' over it, but when I would hold up a full color, brand new, never been used 25¢ stamp nobody was ever impressed.  My stamp was worth more than hers, it was prettier, newer, it wasn't used... I didn't get it.  So I gave up stamp collecting....

For matchbooks!  I started collecting matchbooks from all over the state.  People visiting from out of state would bring me some from other places.  I had a pyromaniac's treasure chest in my dresser drawer.  Until I got married and we moved into a house with a fireplace.  The matchbook collection lasted 2 winters.

Now, I collect money.  Not foreign money, not mint condition coins, not the Philharmonic Gold Piece from Monex.  Not even the state quarters.  I collect... other peoples money.  And heres the neat part, it can be old money or new money, clean or dirty, used or brand new.  It doesn't matter to me.  I'll take it!  Unfortunately I haven't got a decent place to display my collection, and being the kind of person who likes other people to have enjoyment of it, I keep the money in circulation and just keep replenishing it with more of other peoples money.  I must admit that its got to be the most satisfying hobby I've ever had!

5 comments:

wumzels2 said...

I COLLECTED MATCHBOOKS FOR YEARS..............AND SOMEONE TOLD ME THAT IT WAS ODD MY HOUSE NEVER WENT UP IN FLAMES.........I HAD THOUSANDS OF THEM, AND I ACTUALLY WENT TO ALL THE PLACES I HAD ONE FROM.  MY WILD 7 YEARS BETWEEN MARRIAGES, LOL.  AND I DIDN'T AND DON'T EVEN SMOKE, LOL.  HEY, HOW HARD IS IT TO COLLECT OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY???  I WANT TO TRY...............HEE HEE.  BLESSINGS, REGINA
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jkb2320 said...

OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, HUH? YOU ARE A BAD INFLUENCE!! LOL......
I AM STARTING TODAY. SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD HOBBY TO ME!!
TOO FUNNY!!
KIM.

cneinhorn said...

I used to collect sugar bags......in Europe much like matchbooks....with the names of the places on them........then I guess I used them for my tea or something......now I collect teapots and shoes.......lots of shoes.......fabulous shoes.....but money.....now there's a novel thing to collect.....especially Benjamins..... ;-)

~jerseygirl
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beckieramos said...

LOL! A hobby shared by us all! God bless, Beckie

angieabk said...

You know... I have that same silly collection... only,.. just like your sister's stamps... my collection keeps disappearing... Baylie takes all my tens, the utility companies and the landlord get just about everything else... I never get to keep my collection of money very long... Of course the truth is, since I steal it from Lester in the first place I don't guess it's really mine to begin with... symantics.

ang