Anyone purchase something from a childhood memory?
Other than a toy. An object that you don't really collect but remember as a child and ended up purchasing as an adult.
For me, it was a 1950's Coca-Cola cooler. My parents had one and I remember I always liked it. We actually used that heavy steel cooler whenever we would go on vacation, etc. Back in the 1980's, we were camping in Myrtle Beach, SC and my dad had the cooler sitting outside with sodas in it (there wasn't even beer or anything). We woke up one morning and it had been stolen. My parents were very upset that someone had stolen that cooler (not because of any monetary value, although we know that is why it was stolen) but because of the memories of taking that cooler with us on vacation. A couple of years ago, I found the exact same model cooler on Ebay and bought it. I took it up to my mom's house to show her and it was unbelievable to see the smile on her face. I told her I wanted her to have it because of the great memories of family vacation. She told me she appreciated the gift but wanted me to keep it because I also shared in the memories and just seeing the cooler brought closure to the stolen chest from 2 decades ago.
"The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith."