What Happens to You’re Collection When You Die?

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Wow, what an interesting post! The more I read on this site the more I find out how many there are of "us" out there. Comments from many of the posters really hits home with me as I am in the winter of my life. I guess for the most part we are really the only ones that truly love our collections, so I suppose God willing it is up to us to take care and see that if it's at all possible, that our collection keeps on living. I know they are mere materiel things and those people we love and care about are truly are most valuable possessions, I get that. But this is also something I get, I can look at a bottle and see the beauty in it as some would a painting , a sunset or work of art, I know that sounds corny but that's how I feel. I always felt that way. Just one of the little things in my life that puts a smile on my old face......

This is going to be my plan, as nobody I know or my family cares nothing of my collection, sell what I can when the time comes, if that doesn't work give them to a fellow collector. Anything to keep them out of the landfill and being shot off the fence post with a 22!
 
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Wow, what an interesting post! The more I read on this site the more I find out how many there are of "us" out there. Comments from many of the posters really hits home with me as I am in the winter of my life. I guess for the most part we are really the only ones that truly love our collections, so I suppose God willing it is up to us to take care and see that if it's at all possible, that our collection keeps on living. I know they are mere materiel things and those people we love and care about are truly are most valuable possessions, I get that. But this is also something I get, I can look at a bottle and see the beauty in it as some would a painting , a sunset or work of art, I know that sounds corny but that's how I feel. I always felt that way. Just one of the little things in my life that puts a smile on my old face......

This is going to be my plan, as nobody I know or my family cares nothing of my collection, sell what I can when the time comes, if that doesn't work give them to fellow collector. Anything to keep them out of the landfill and being shot off the fence post with a 22!
I love the bottles because 1st color then the history of the last person who drank from it! YES I AM CRAZY!
 

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I love the bottles because 1st color then the history of the last person who drank from it! YES I AM CRAZY!
Really makes you wonder where all those people who used and drank from the bottles are at now. Many of them are in the ground by now. Plus I think about those who created the bottles too. And there's even such a thing as spirit attachments from bottles or any other item that is very old. Doesn't happen often, but it can.
 

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Really makes you wonder where all those people who used and drank from the bottles are at now. Many of them are in the ground by now. Plus I think about those who created the bottles too. And there's even such a thing as spirit attachments from bottles or any other item that is very old. Doesn't happen often, but it can.
What the person did for a living!
 

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I was figuring either the Allegany, Ohio, or the Monongahela would be a good bet. Using your location as a starting point. Mine would be the Susquehanna as its only 8 miles from my house. OMD
Those are all logical choices! Youghiogheny River would be my closest choice. There's so much garbage in the rivers. I'd feel bad about ever adding a glass bottle to that, even if it had a message in it. I bet that any bottle would get stuck in backflow where one river meets another one.
 

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Those are all logical choices! Youghiogheny River would be my closest choice. There's so much garbage in the rivers. I'd feel bad about ever adding a glass bottle to that, even if it had a message in it. I bet that any bottle would get stuck in backflow where one river meets another one.
The Susquehanna isn't much better. We are seeing all kinds of deformed amphibians coming out of there now. I used to wade fish in it, but I will not do that on a wager now. Even some of the small mouth look weird with growths on them and fin deformations....OMD
 

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The Susquehanna isn't much better. We are seeing all kinds of deformed amphibians coming out of there now. I used to wade fish in it, but I will not do that on a wager now. Even some of the small mouth look weird with growths on them and fin deformations....OMD
Damn that's a shame. Don't know where that river is at but it happens everywhere. We have the Asian carp here in the rivers. Everywhere! Can't control them. I'm sure you have seen some videos!
 

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Damn that's a shame. Don't know where that river is at but it happens everywhere. We have the Asian carp here in the rivers. Everywhere! Can't control them. I'm sure you have seen some videos!
And to add to it there's the Japanese Knoweed growing along the rivers, smothering all the other vegetation! Also a huge annoyance with looking for bottles.
 

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I like the spirit of P.-Digger's idea for a museum. Maybe make it a non-profit. But where to put it? Then the building's considerations?... --How about a smaller regional approach at first under one banner. Near aNational Park/other attraction? Self-sustaining perhaps combined with a B+B. Glass donations taken and sold in the souvenir room. Needless to say, lawyers, and $ are going to come into play. Sounds like a lot of work. WesternPA is very correct. If this idea flies it has to last. --"Oh hell, just bury me in my favorite ride and in the trunk will be some of my better stuff." But you'll have to pry my 1968 Maxwell House Redskins mug from (ready?) MY COLD DEAD HAND!
--CT Len
 
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