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"I found grandpa's old cough!"
"It's my family coat of arms, Joe-smoked salmon couchant on a field of cream cheese."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, coat of arms, family, families, heirloom, family heirlooms, heraldry, stain, stains, food, foods, salmon, salmons, fish, fishes, seafood, seafoods, breakfast, breakfast food, breakfast foods, cream cheese, smoked salmon
"It belonged to my great great great. . . . creepy Uncle Edgar."
Tags:ancestor, ancestors, ancestry, headhunter, headhunters, head-hunter, head-hunters, headhunting, head-hunting, creep, creeps, hunting trophy, hunting trophies, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms, inheritance, spear hunting, spear hunter, relative, relatives, great uncle, great uncles, family history
"I thought he was your grandfather."
"My sister inherited the grand piano, my brother got the grandfather clock and I inherited her rare collection of ebooks."
Tags:inheritance, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms, inherit, inheriting, inherits, inherited, ebook, ebooks, e-book, e-books, e-reader, e-readers, ereader, ereaders, digital age, rare book, rare books, technological advances, technological advancements, book collector, book collectors
"It was passed from my grandfather to my father, from my father to me, and now from me to you. Twenty bucks."
"Now that you are a woman, I want you to have this sweater that was given to me by my mom, who was always cold. It was given to her by her mom, who was always cold. She got it from her mom, who never knew warmth in her life."
Tags:daughter, daughters, mom, moms, mum, mums, woman, women, eighteen, come of age, present, presents, family heirloom, family heirlooms, heirloom, heirlooms, sweatter, sweaters, warmth, provide warmth, providing warmth, cold, coldness, shiver, shivers, shivering, never knew warmth, cold, freeze, freezes, freezing, tradition, traditional
"Your great great grandpa Karl's ashes are in this trunk, Billy. The old man was as big as a goddamn house."
"Her mother would have been so proud."
Tags:carol thatcher, margaret thatcher, thatcher, thatcherism, materialist, materialism, tory, conservative, conservatives, family jewels, selling off the family jewels, family silver, selling off the family silver, auction, auctions, sell assets, sell off, sell off assets, family feud, family feuds, sale, sell-off, chip off the old block, mother and daughter, mothers and daughters, inheritance, selling off, inheritance, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms
"It belonged to my great... great creepy Uncle Edgar."
Tags:spear, spears, skull, skulls, shield, shields, speared, spearing, medieval, middle age, middle ages, weapon, weapons, weaponry, achievement, achievements, battle, battles, pillage, pillages, pillaging, plunder, plunders, plundering, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms, decorate, decorates, decorating, decoration, decorations, relative, relatives, distant relative, distant relatives, generation, generations
"The top drawer was used to bury your Uncle Bertie."
'The only interesting thing your grandfather had was your grandmother.'
'Yup, that sign has been in my family going on five generations.'
"Your father's family brought that vase over on the Mayflower. You're lucky it wasn't new!"
'It's been in the family for generations; ever since my great, great granddad robbed it from the Duke of Burford's gaff.'
"I daresay you can't wait to get your hands on my royal teapot collection."
Tags:teapot, teapots, royal, royalist, royalists, royal family, royal fan, royal fans, collection, collections, collector, collectors, heir, heirs, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms, heiress, heiresses, will, wills, last will and testimony, pensioner, pensioners, oap, oaps, elderly relative, elderly relatives
"Your aunt has bequeathed to you her collection of toilet paper, soap and towels from 385 hotels from all over the world."
'That's a picture of my granddad with shoulder length hair and a beard. That's why mom calls these albums hair looms.'
Tags:keepsake, keepsakes, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms, granddad, granddads, sixties, seventies, 1960s, 1970s, grandfather, grandfathers, grandparent, grandparents, family history, memory, memories, memory lane, memory book, memory books, fashions, fashionable, fashion statement, fashion statements
'What's the matter? Last night you thought getting engaged with my grandmother's wedding ring was a romantic idea.'
'Undamaged, it would have been worth a small fortune...'
"Mum, Grandma's just been on Antiques Roadshow...."
Family heirlooms that will never make it onto the mantelpiece.
"My dad gave me this watch. It belonged to my great grandfather who fought in a few wars. It's like 100 years old."
"This house has been in my family for a considerable period of time."
Tags:dinosaur, dinosaurs, dino, dinos, jurassic, hunting trophy, hunting trophies, hunter, hunters, family estate, family estates, family home, manor, manors, inheritance, aristocrat, aristocrats, aristocracy, noble, nobles, cavemen, caveman, prehistoric, prehistory, heirloom, heirlooms, family heirloom, family heirlooms