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The Memory Collector
by: David Kunstek
Everyone collects something right? It may be baseball cards, hats, or some other
type of sports memorabilia. Even if you don’t consider yourself a collector of
anything, you may be and don’t even know it. How about the collection of tools
in the cellar you don’t really use, but you have to have them! Even maybe all
those movies laying around you no longer watch, sounds like a collection to me.
More common items people typically collect are things like, coins, military
items, guns, and sports items. Generally it will be something that once
interested a person, had an impact on their lives or they just simply enjoyed.
Me, I am a collector of shot glasses. What it was that spawned the interest is
beyond me, I think it may have started in college. I now have a collection of
over 300 shot glasses, and yes, I have had at least 1 shot of some type of a
concoction from each one of them.
Looking at them now, they are reminders of places I have been, and things I have
done. Every one of them has a story to be told, the memories flood my mind every
time I pick one up. None of my shot glasses really have any monetary value, but
I would never part with them, as a collection, they are proof of my existence if
I have searched the internet to find the reasons why others collect shot
glasses. This quote was found on a personal site of an obvious diehard Hard Rock
Café shot glass collector; “My goal is to display each of the shot glasses that
have been available over the years from The Hard Rock Cafes and The Hard Rock
Hotel.” Needless to say, the man(or woman) has their work cut out for them to
complete that collection.
My next quote comes from another personal web site; “I love my shot glasses!
Currently I own almost 400 of the mini drinking vessels. My friends insist that
one day we have a party where each glass gets used at least once. I don't have
enough floor space for when they pass out! For now, I am content to hanging
these puppies on the wall. My other loves are Pink Flamingos and Oreo Cookies,
but they haven't overwhelmed an entire room yet. Give me time.” This collector
just loves collecting them, no rhyme or reason why, she just enjoys the act of
I am sure it is clear to you by now that the reasons why people collect many
times are very different. They range from being a simple hobby, all the way to
self preservation. Sometimes people collections end up in museums after they
have past on. The Smithsonian Institution is living proof of that. So no matter
what it is you collect just remember, next time you go somewhere, bring a memory
home with you.
About The Author
David Kunstek writes for Http://www.ShotGlassShelf.com – Display Cases for the
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