Token/Heirloom to Pass Down to Your Child

I understand that this is a pretty ridiculous premise, but hear me out: I am re-watching Game of Thrones and the idea of having a one-of-a-kind ultra-nice sword (or suit of armor) being passed down from generation to generation is kind of awesome. The combination of sentimentality, along with objective value is probably the sweet spot.Β 

Stories of nice watches being passed down to from father to son are pretty cool. Nice homes/properties too. I have even heard of people passing down really rare books.

Maybe my premise is convoluted, but I am interested to hear similar stories in this vein.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have my mom's diamond ring (she can't wear it anymore - she has dementia). Also my dad passed down his gold Penn ring to me. It's my pinky ring. 😎 Such preftige.

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Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It is a cool idea, I like the idea of tradition a lot. I don't have anything like that in my family, and I feel like it's hard currently to get something like that with such sentimental value vs things in the past like "your grandfather had this watch at D-Day" or something like that, but the idea is still neat.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
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Deal toys. Gotta keep them in the fam

Yes, I will pass down my WSO deal toy to my first born son on his first day of IB Bootcamp training in 1st Grade.

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dan_yo23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I like this idea. Weirdly enough Game of Thrones also got me more interested in my heritage. I'm of european descent, so my last name has an associated coat of arms, region of the country, etc. Crazy to think that 1000 years ago someone with my surname who might look similar to me was living in the hills of europe.

My recent ancestors were not of means, so likely no heirlooms coming from them. But I think that maybe down the road I'll have a gold signet ring made with the coat of arms, maybe try to build up my home and property as an ancestral home.

I think that feeling a real connection to your family ("house") is one of the values needed to build and carry on generational wealth, and that is what I'd like to build

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Moritz Mickelweiß, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It doesn't have much monetary value, but my Papa (the society page-heading son of a haughty, upper-class antiques dealer from New Hampshire) was a longtime owner of Cadillacs, ranging from the 1950s until the time of his passing in the beginning of 1999, having been no longer able to drive and Cadillac (and the rest of the American luxury auto industry) having reached the final stages of its relevance in the 1980s (that worthless Cimarron was the final nail in the coffin). Although I never met Papa, since I was born two years after his death, we shared many of the same interests (e.g.Β luxury automobiles, good food, fine wine, etc.). For much of my childhood, my Nana had been physically disabled and suffered brain damage from a severe accident, so she lived with us in a separate addition to the house. On my fifth birthday, however, I was spending time with her when she said she had a special present for me. She pulled out a book with a black cover and gold script on the spine; it readΒ "Cadillac: The Standard of the World".Β As I peered inside, there was an inscription that read: "Happy birthday, my grandson. Papa Maynard loved this book, and he knew that you would too. With lots of love, Papa."Β My Nana knew well that I would love it, and to this very day, more than sixteen years later, I've kept every photograph of these beautiful machines, from the V-16 years of the 1930s to Great-Grandmum's 1940s-era Series 70 and all the way to the Jet Age "Cyclone" concept for the "Motorama" auto show of 1959.

One day I'll have the book restored for my son and grandson, photos and all; by then I'll certainly have my own 1953 Eldorado in Fiesta Red over Angel White, whitewalls of course. My grandson and I will have great times together on Sundays.

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Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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googleit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My father recently gave me a fountain ink with his (our) last name engraved that he bought when he started his first job.

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gufmo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would rather pass on my love for a hobby than a thing. Bring your kid up hiking, biking, skiing, fly fishing, etc. Certain items follow. For example, I still use some lures that used to belong to my grandfather, and I still use his old fly rod.Β 

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Deal Team Six, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Feel this 100%. Would love to pass on a car to my son, like a true classic. Ideally like an E30 or a Mk1, and work on it together with him. I think you want to pass along something associated with memories. So if we spent a lot of time skiing / snowboarding, then passing along my first snowboard or something would be dope. He or she could then decide if they want to keep the tradition with their kids running.Β 

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TechBanking, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Deal Team Six

Feel this 100%. Would love to pass on a car to my son, like a true classic. Ideally like an E30 or a Mk1, and work on it together with him. I think you want to pass along something associated with memories. So if we spent a lot of time skiing / snowboarding, then passing along my first snowboard or something would be dope. He or she could then decide if they want to keep the tradition with their kids running.Β 

Skiing is an ultimate family builder and generational legacy. My family is Swiss and has been skiing for generations. I started at 2 and my older daughter started at 16 months. She is very good now at 7. My sister is a full time ski bum.
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I wouldn't recommend passing down skis as an heirloom although I do have some old skis from my great grandfather in my basement. Unless you have a ski cabin to mount them in, they are pretty useless.Β 

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