I have an oil panting that my dad gave me when I was a young lad. He won it in a crap game on the ship carrying him home when WWII ended. It's framed and hanging in my living room.
I'll have to admit! I still have my bald teddy bear with all the stitches in it from my Mom sewing it and putting it back together ! Geez, from the 50's ! Total antique but precious to me. I can see it from where I'm sitting as it's on a shelf !
I had a stuffed panda bear that my Grandmother gave me many years ago. Back in the day when you were allowed unlimited things on the airplane, she gave each of us five kids a big stuffed animal. She stuffed them all in the overhead compartments - there were many laughs on the plane when she went to pull them all down and had to explain they weren't for her but for her grandkids.
Fast forward to my leaving home to go to college three states away. The bear sat in the front seat in my dad's truck. When we got to our destination, we stayed overnight at my grandmother's house (not the grandmother that gave me the stuffed bear). She declared the bear was dirty from the trip up. She tromped downstairs to her ancient washing machine to wash the bear.
She then took the bear outside and hung it on the clothes line by its ears so it could dry in the sun. Her elderly neighbor knocked on her back door to see if grandma was okay because she saw a bear on the clothes line and couldn't figure out what was up.
I laughed so hard I had to leave the house. It was nice of the neighbor to check on my grandma, but the circumstances were hilarious as the neighbor thought my grandma was losing her mind.
I have a "can can" dancer music box that was on the top of my birthday cake when I turned 5....still works too!
I still have my old bed that was converted from my crib into a single bed :P
I have a cast iron John Deere tractor toy that was a Christmas present when I was 5 or 6.
I have my baby doll still which my dad got for me.. I longed for that doll for years and finally my dad gave me a surprise by getting me that doll...