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All my life I have collected stuff. When I was five I started collecting butterflies. I collected anything shiny and set up little displays of shiny things along with feathers and string on bits of driftwood I collected along the St. Croix River.

As I grew older my collections grew as well. I began collecting eggs. When I found in the 1970's that pierced ears were not my thing I began to haunt garage sales and antique shops searching for jewelry that my whole ears could wear. Of course that exposed me to more stuff and eventually the jewelery collection has now expanded to over 500 pairs of earrings and again that many pins and necklaces.

In college I was a theater major with a library science minor. In theater you need so many props and books from all sorts of era's, you need costumes and furniture and history to create a play. That began the…

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  • Born on June 26
  • Joined January 10, 2009

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All my life I have collected stuff. When I was five I started collecting butterflies. I collected anything shiny and set up little displays of shiny things along with feathers and string on bits of driftwood I collected along the St. Croix River.

As I grew older my collections grew as well. I began collecting eggs. When I found in the 1970's that pierced ears were not my thing I began to haunt garage sales and antique shops searching for jewelry that my whole ears could wear. Of course that exposed me to more stuff and eventually the jewelery collection has now expanded to over 500 pairs of earrings and again that many pins and necklaces.

In college I was a theater major with a library science minor. In theater you need so many props and books from all sorts of era's, you need costumes and furniture and history to create a play. That began the collection of that stuff. That collection only began to grow huge when our daughter began theater and my husband and I were pulled kicking and screaming back into the fray.

Our daughter is now majoring in Theater in college and I now have an attic filled with costumes, props, paintings, telephones, vintage toothbrushes and lamps. I will admit it is a bit of a sickness.

It is time to pare down some of the detritus and so I am somewhat reluctantly sorting though the piles and piles of things and deciding what is essential to my life and what can be set free.

at the core of my being I hate waste and so have rescued many interesting items that others might have discarded. I hope to find like minded people here who understand the passion of collecting.

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