Debbie M. asks
What one thing have you owned the longest? How have you maintained it?
Hm, I have some of my mom’s books (children’s classics) back from when she was a child. They maintain pretty well in bookcases or boxed up. I also have a couple of child-sized wooden rocking chairs. DH refinished one of them when DC1 accidentally left some water on the seat of one of them. Embarrassingly I have some white socks from middle school PE. I know they’re from middle school because they have my name across the toes. I maintain them by never exercising.
Something I have owned the longest would probably be things I have had since I was a baby, like a blanket and a teddy bear. These things aren’t “maintained” as such, and they are well-loved. Somewhere is a picture that my mom’s friend made for me upon the occasion of my birth. I also have things that belonged to ancestors (such as my great-grandmother’s costume jewelry from 1900s), but I didn’t get these things until I was older.
What about rest of you grumpeteers?