45 Things That Can Easily Outlive Their Owners

“Bought It In ’88 With Money My Grandmother Left Me. My Mother Was Upset That I Spent My Inheritance On Something As Ephemeral As A Bicycle. I’ve Ridden Thousands Of Miles On It, Including A Double Century In 2000. Now It’s My Townie Bike, For Shopping, Commuting, And Errands”

“Buy It For Multiple Lives! 1916 Singer 66, My Main Sewing Machine”

“Colman Snow-Lite Low Boy Cooler From The 60s. Gifted To Me From My Grandparents Who Picked It Up From A Thrift Store Nearly 20 Years Ago. Still Holds Ice For Nearly A Week!”

“Rolleicord 6×6 Film Camera From The 60’s Still Going Strong And Some Examples Of The Pictures It Makes”


“Graphgear 500 Mechanical Pencil. The One On Top I’ve Used For 20 Years, The Other Is Brand New”

“My Great Uncle’s Watch That Lived Through Combat In Ww2. Wound It Up And It Still Works Perfectly”

“Was Told To Post My Grandparents Desk Here (228 Years Old)”

“Oregano – Mom Got A Piece Of An Oregano Plant From Her Aunt When I Was A Kid. She Transplanted Some To One House, Then Another And Another, Then To My Place, And Again When I Moved. We Have Never Purchased Oregano In My Entire Life. It Even Pops Up In The Lawn, Makes Grass Cutting Smell Nice”


“My Girlfriend Uses This Sewing Machine To Make Masks. Her Great-Grandmother Bought It New Back In 1925. It Still Works Perfectly”

“Lunch Box From ‘89. Thermos From ‘97. New Old Stock. I’m So Excited”

“Here’s The Before And After Finished Product On My $5 Allen Edmond’s. These Bifl Shoes Were Destined For The Dumpster But I Was Able To Bring Them Back To Life. The Dye Color Is Uneven Between The Left And Right, But I’m Just Gonna Let It Bug Me For A While Until I Get Around To Fixing It”

“These Russian Valenki Felted Wool Boots, Made Entirely Out Of Hardened Wool That Served Me So Well Here In Texas In Ver The Past Couple Days. No Soles, No Form, Basically Like Wearing Snow Proof 2 Inch Thick Hard Wool Socks. Had Them For 5 Years, No Sign Of Wear”

“Bifg (Buy It For Generations): My Viking Husqvarna 21a, From Early 1960’s. Belonged To My Grandma. My Son Is The 4th Generation To Use This Machine… Spending Quality Father-Son Time Teaching Him How To Sew Useful And Beautiful Things That Will Also Last A Long Time”

“Finally, All The Thrifting Has Paid Off”

“My Grandmothers Wedgewood Oven. At Least 70 Yrs Old”

“It’s Time To Switch My Ipod Classic (2006) For Spotify. Have Been Using It Daily For 15 Years But Spotify Is Just Too Convenient. Rest In Peace Little One”

“Dr Martens 1460 (UK) Purchased 1992”

“I Bought This Palette Knife Over 30 Years Ago And Have Created Countless Paintings With It”

“Bought A Set Of Silicone Resealable Bags 4 Years Ago And They’re Used Every Day And Still In Perfect Condition. Haven’t Thrown A Single Zip-Loc Away In All That Time!”

“GF Gave Me This For My Birthday. I Expect To Be Using It For The Rest Of My Days. French Made, Le Creuset, Enameled Cast Iron Sauce Pan”

“I Restored A Neglected Old Wrench. It Wasn’t Ready To Retire”

“Staplers?? Huh. Here’s My Tried, Trusted, And Tantalizing Cadet Model 302. Ain’t She Pretty?”

“My Dads Levis Jacket From 1980! I’ve Been Wearing It For About A Year Now”

“A Customer Of Mine Finally Decided To Upgrade… Motorola Razr, Purchased November 2006”

“My Grandma Gave Me Her Gingher Scissors Today (In The Original Box!), She Used Them For Ages Before She Taught Me To Sew With Them About 15 Years Ago. Beautifully Sharp Now, Just As I Remember Them Being Years Ago”

“Arkansas Traveler Tomatoes. Originally Purchased In 1970… 51 Years Ago. Buy Heirloom, Buy It Once”

“These Cross Pens Were My Grandfathers From The 1960s. He Worked As A Test Fail Analysis Engineer For General Dynamics. These Pens Were Used To Try To Win The Space Race, And Now I Use Them Every Day As I Work To Follow In His Footsteps”

“Proudly Bought It With My Paper Route Money 50 Years Ago Because It Was The Heaviest One 🙂 Good Choice – Still Works Perfectly. Audition, Made In Hong Kong”

“Frye “Fulton” Leather Boots. Bought In 2010 For $350.00, Worn On Every Date, Family Holiday, And Special Occasion Since. Now, Luck Enough To Wear Them To Work”

“Just Got Done Detailing My Grandpa’s 1971 Schwinn Racer! These Bikes Were Built For Life That’s For Sure!”

“Barber Chair, 100 Years Old And Reconditioned!”

“My 1965 Gillette Slim Adjustable – Built Like A Tank!”

“Thrifted From Bulgaria Around 2 Decades Ago. Rail Road Worker Steel Toe Boots. Haven’t Moved An Inch Since The Day I Got Them”

“This Camping Table Set Bought By My Grandparents In The -60s Just Saw Its Fourth Generation Of Users. The Tent Is On Generation Two”

“40 Years Of Laundry. My Parents Bought This In 1980 When They First Got Married. It’s Also Live A Life As A Pretend Boat And Turtle Shell When I Was Little. It’s In Great Condition And I’m So Happy To Be Giving It More Life”

“Restoring The Wooden Beams Of My House And Found This. (More Like “Buy It For The Next 6 Generations”)”

“My Dad Bought A New Knife After 50 Years”

“Any Love For Purdy Paint Brushes? Wash Them Out Well And They’ll Last Decades. I’ve Had This One For 15 Years. It’s Painted Three Apartments”

“The Legendary 90’s Toyota Land Cruiser. 24 Years Old And Only Needs Routine Maintenance”

“Vorwerk Tiger 251. Built In 1982 And Still Sucks Harder Than Your Mother’s”

“GE two alarm clock – this guy has been waking me up since I purchased it new in 1991. It has never failed me with a 9 volt battery backup.”

“1958 Gillette adjustable/ still using semi daily”

“My 50 year old Hobart N50, restored the paint”

“Approx. 30 year old Weber Skyline grill cleaned up well. It was free but I bought a new hose and regulator (it didn’t come with one) and new knobs (the other ones were sun damaged plastic). Everything else works great, it just needed a good 2 hours of deep cleaning.”

“Partner Steel Camp Stove. Stainless steel, made to order and built like a tank.”

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