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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Beccy
Date: 27 Aug 03 - 05:04 PM

Books, musical instruments/equipment, food and kitchen gadgets and, most importantly, kids (I'm up to 4)...

Beccy


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: GUEST,fred miller
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 09:37 PM

I have friends who collect really interesting things like old maps, and antique photos of kids with toys--really nice things. But I'm not much of a collector except of random materials I imagine I'll have a use for.

I mentally collect though, if that counts. I used to collect metaphorical phrases that were turned in on themselves, like when my wife worried about running a bath during a storm, and I said the odds were like being struck by lightning. Or when I went to a circus, and it was like a circus. Or when re-learning to ride a bike--it's just like riding a bicycle, etc. I remember it began at work when I sorted out a tangle of extension cords and found that one was complexly plugged back into itself, like a snake biting its tail, (or, like an extension cord plugged into itself.) And I thought it made a good metaphor for something, but couldn't think of what. Then I thought it was a metaphor for itself... and it slowly dawned on me that it was more precisely a meta-metaphor for something, including itself, being a metaphor for itself.

And I collect personal stories from people which they won't tell to other people, but for some reason, they trust me with. It's a nice gift to have.


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From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 08:59 PM

Dust.


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From: jacqui c
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 03:12 PM

CDs. I have, probably about 700 of all sorts of music. Books - mainly fiction but some philosophy/psychology based as well as some on astrology and associated subjects. Stones picked up from various beaches (my 3 year old grandson is fascinated by these). Videos/DVDs. Sci-fi books and memorabilia, also signed photos of sci-fi actors that I've usually been stupid to queue up for for about an hour at Forbidden Planet. Guitars - still haven't learned to play! Songs - started with English traditional folk but am now exploring American folk. Pictures -I've just about run out of wall space but, as they say, every picture tells a story. Poems.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Aug 03 - 09:30 AM

major collection - bears!! teddy & polar bear related things, fur & stuff to make bears, small second-hand & interesting toys, CDs,

on-going mini-collections - penguins, interesting old bowls & plates, children's fantasy books, old beads & beaded items/jewellery, Japanese stuff, jigsaw puzzles, mainly of paintings, boxes that I might be able to put stuff into,

past collections, still around, still interesting - sheep (toys & ornamnents), rubber (& plastic) ducks, old lace & ribbons, books on Historic Costume, Dolls dressed in historic costume (1066 to 1911), materials to use in dressing these dolls, lace bobbins & bobbin lace, including unfinished pieces, embroidery patterns & kits, including unfinished pieces! (refain), embroidery, bobbin lacemaking & craft books & articles & photocopies, small jugs & interesting small bottles

nuff for now

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Ely
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 10:16 PM

Horse figurines (Breyer, Hagen-Renaker, whatever, but the more realistic, the better)--I used to be really rabid but I've slowed down some. If anyone needs a fully-functional Western saddle in 1/32 scale, though, I can tell you where to find it. I've got a few cow, dog, and cat figurines to go with them.

Trivia--oh, my God, the useless facts I have filed away in my head!

And, of course, music (is there anyone in here who DOESN'T collect music?); mostly old American music, in any form (field and commercial recordings, written, in my head, whatever).

Designs and patterns--anything I can use as a basis for painting later on.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: open mike
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 09:43 PM

dung beetles/scarabs in any form,
strawberries,
widnmills,
c.d's (using the excuse that i have a radio show)
earrings,
shot glasses,
plates with U.S. states on them,
books,
scented geraniums,
songs and tunes,
kitchen tools & utensils,
cookie cutters,
hugs,
canning jars,
wide mouth Mickey bottles to put herbs in,
corks,
and i take lots of photographs...


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 08:49 PM

Oh danged, I knew this would come out some time and here it is. But, I will preface this with a statement that I have spent time in the Betty Ford Center for Compulsive Collectors since bginning my collection of: (Oh, where to start).... LP's (7000 at present), dead bugs, old toasters, red 'n white tin ware, unusual plants, old thread on wooden spools (over 400 at last count), thousands of bits and pieces of small things such as union pins, old photographs of folks in other folks families (???), pewter, old flywheels and cast train wheels, even a double decker bus, old Volkswagens and parts, windchimes, etc, etc.... Oh the shame... But not it's out...There, you have it.... Geeze.....


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Sooz
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 03:58 PM

I've just re-read this lot and realised how many instruments I've added to my collection since my last post! Anyone know how to play an eight hole occarina?


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 03:07 PM

information in my mind to tool myself up for lifes highs and lows.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Chief Chaos
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 09:42 AM

I have just started collecting picks. As you can imagine my collection is rather small as I'm in Louisiana with very few stores to purchase unique picks from. I'm not into buying "collections" from internet suppliers although this would probably be the easiest.
If anyone would like to help me out (all you mudcatters from across the U.S. and across the pond) I'll send back what store picks I can get from this corner of the country. Let me know what you think.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 12:55 PM

Hangovers. Or should that be hangsover?


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Firecat
Date: 16 Feb 01 - 10:30 AM

OOOOOPS!!!!!

I forgot to add that I collect cats and butterflies!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: The Dane
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 12:12 PM

Commas. Every time I come across a comma in a book, I make a note of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: RichM
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 10:01 AM

Rocks, old bills, pocket fluff,guitar picks, old paint cans...

Any time I am more than 300 miles from home, I seem to bring back an interesting rock(s). They sit in my garden, in indoor flower pots, or if they are unusual enough in a displayed collection.
old bills: we all do this, don't we?
pocket fluff seems to be in all my pockets anyway, so I decided to call it a *collection*

Guitar picks: same excuse.
Old paint cans: well, I might need to do a touch-up, you know! Every few years, I toss 'em out. Usually they have solidied and are useless by that time.

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: granny
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 09:52 AM

...An odd assortment of mementos/keepsakes, rocks, old bee's nests, etc...but, the only singular items I work on as actual collections are:

Crochet patterns for hearts or things using heart motif

Crochet patterns for birds

Grab/Clip ephemeral pics -- from mags, catalogs, etc. -- of hearts and birds.

I would collect so much more -- I do love old books, and music -- but I don't seek them out deliberately, because they takes up so much space!


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Firecat
Date: 14 Feb 01 - 07:13 AM

bill, what about ME!!!!!!

Right, here goes, I collect:-

1)Porcelain dolls 2)Badges

3)Teddies

4)Stickers

5)Blue Peter books

6)Chalet School books

7)CDs

8)Doctor Who things

9)Useless facts

10)Small children!

11)Owls

12)Crystals

13)Useless information

14)Stories

15)Songs

There's a fair list there to be going on with!!


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From: Amergin
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 11:16 PM

Bruises received from irate women....


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From: Little Neophyte
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 11:12 PM

Men


Little Neo


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From: hesperis
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 08:04 PM

Stuff...

Mostly books. Much more stuff though...


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 06:27 PM

Dragons. Over 400 of 'em ranged about the house. I usually wear at least one, every day. Had 2 for wedding presents, 2 on the (chocolate) wedding cake, 3 on my veil (honest, although 2 came off, the third is still there, see, on the thing you thought was a net curtain.....), and about 50 books about them.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: mrmoejoerisen
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 02:18 PM

No new collections however I do have a stack of Rolling Stone Magazines from Late 60's to Early 70's. Nothing major just the Janios Joplin interview the Jim Morrison Interview and others like the Jimi Hendrix Interview Etc. I have had these 50 or so magazines for about 25 years and they were used when I got them; however they are all in Excellent condition. I used to collect and Read Stephen King Books but since my introduction to Robert Johnson & all of his fine music I have not been much of a reader of books. TNT Peace


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: kendall
Date: 13 Feb 01 - 01:59 PM

I collect quotable quotes. An idle brain is the devils playground.


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From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 03:48 PM

ex girlfriends (position vacant) and sympathy.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Bert
Date: 12 Feb 01 - 03:41 PM

Books, we have a moratorium on book buying at least once a week. Musical instruments which, like Sooz, I can't play. Anything musical. Tools. Things that I just have to have, like that antique Johnson outboard motor for $10, or that Centurian road bike that I couldn't resist for $20.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: GUEST,bflat
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 09:00 PM

I collect pocket watches, various clocks, sadirons, wooden ducks, wooden cats, old iron gizmos, carnival glass, pottery and old china pieces, antique linen and lace, records. I love old wood pieces. If I had more space then I would find more things that have the patina of life and surround myself with them.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Matthew B.
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 08:43 PM

Sea Shanties

So far, I have about 400 and counting.

But to be honest, I haven't added any new ones in nearly a year. Guess I should Go to Sea Once More and see if I can find any new ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: SINSULL
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 08:17 PM

I may still have an IBM PS I or II. I forget which. It works. So does the printer. PM me if you want it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Metchosin
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 05:24 PM

Bernard, I have little Mac Plus here that you are more than welcome to, but shipping could be a pain in the ass.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 05:04 PM

Bill...I didnt do it..I'm innocent! never touched you wall! besides, it was falling down anyway.


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Subject: Lots!!
From: Bernard
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 02:09 PM

Musical instruments - I have 60 or more, not counted recently.

Old computers, mostly in working order, and software.

Music CD's of various genres.

Grandchildren (haven't got any, yet, but I will have one in March and another in October...

'Executive toys' - things filled with coloured oil that you turn over and watch...

Daft ornaments - a flower that dances in time to music, fibre-optic lamps, candleholders of all sorts.

Television sets... I live on my own, but there's a T.V. in every room except the bathroom, and one of my PC's has a TV/Teletext video card... three video recorders that I almost never use...

Bottles of booze that people buy me as presents, but I never get round to opening...

Some of my collections are intentional - I'm trying to preserve old computers for posterity. Too many have just been thrown away, and they are an important part of history (in my opinion!).

If anyone has an old computer they want out of their way, get in touch - I'm particularly anxious to get an old Sinclair ZX80 and ZX81 - I've got all the various Spectrum models. I've an Apple IIe, BBC model B (not working), C64, Amiga, Atari 800 (thanks, JJ!), various Amstrads, the list goes on.

I'm mainly interested in working models, but 'duff' ones can be useful, too (I may be able to repair them, or use the bits to repair another).

I'm not doing this for money, though it's possible the collection may be of some value when my grandchildren are grown up. My intention is that people can call in on me and look at old computers either out of nostalgia, or because it relates to studies they are pursuing.

So have a look in your attic!!


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 12:08 PM

I have the first 3 or 4 books in a box in the basement. (I am not kidding.) I'm not likely to find them, though. In any case, the book doesn't seem to be out of print in the US.

Card's official website says the books are:

Seventh Son
Red Prophet
Prentice Alvin
Alvin Journeyman
Heartfire

There's a thingie you can click on to buy the book at Amazon.

You can also go to Amazon through Mudcat (The "Support Mudcat" banjofish), and Mudcat gets a percentage. I don't know if this clickie will work but try it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 11:36 AM

Books, of course, and books and other media of music; videotapes (mostly foreign and oddball films); rubber squid (largest collection in New Hampshire; maybe ONLY collection in New Hampshire...); hippocampuses in any form; rubberstamps, antique printing tackle and marking devices; gravestone rubbings (but maybe that's research...); photos of interesting signs; information scribbled on 3x5 file cards; small mammal (and larger and reptile and bird) bones and skulls (I'm a closet naturalist); flamingo decoys heralding the approach of the flamingo season in New Hampshire (long, long story...); and then the accumulations of stuff that just interests me.

A friend once described our house as looking like the storage wing of the Smithsonian. I took it as a compliment...

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Morticia
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 10:18 AM

Sorcha, I can't for the life of me remember what it is called, if I ever knew, I just know it's a trilogy and long gone out of print here in the UK.If I find out I'll pm you , if that's okay?


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Sooz
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 10:00 AM

Musical instruments I can't play. CD's I haven't go time to play. Dust on both of the above.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Mooh
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 08:26 AM

What scares me is what I'd collect if I had the resources. Boats, hockey jerseys, art, property, and instruments more seriously. But alas, and with Her relief, I am detained by lack of cashflow.

Buy lottery tickets. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Sorcha
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 12:28 AM

I like that, Jeri. Non-de aquisition.......good phrase! Rolls right off the tongue, and is so apt! I think that is what I do, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Jeri
Date: 11 Feb 01 - 12:20 AM

I don't actually collect anything on purpose. I have a whole lot of antiques that my ancestors bought as new things and never got rid of. I have a basement full of books that my ancestors and myself bought and never got rid of. I have a bunch of musical intruments because I bought new ones and never got rid of the old ones. I have stamp and coin collection, because my mother actually collected those things on purpose, and I never got rid of them. I have pattern glass from my grandmother, but I actually sold some of that. I've hung on to all the salt dips, though. I have quite a few 78 rpm records that I can't play, but those were bought new and nobody ever got rid of them. I have a bunch of crystal. My mother gave me a couple of pieces, so she assumed I was collecting it and gave me a bunch more.

I do have song and tunebooks, but I don't collect them to have a collection. (Joe, I just bought one a couple of weeks ago "Pearls if Music" published in 1896. I've never heard of that one before.)

In short, I don't collect anything. I just carry on the family tradition of non de-acquisition.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 11:39 PM

I'm trying very hard to amass the second-best Mudcatter songbook collection. There's no hope in matching the Sandy Paton Songbbok Collection, but Rich R and I are neck-and-neck for second place, I think. There may be some "sleepers" in the race that I don't know about, however. I have a feeling that people like Bill D may have huge songbook collections, but they keep it a secret because they don't want MMario and Joe bugging them to transcribe lyrics and tunes...
I also collect CD's, which I keep track of on a database....
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 09:46 PM

I have a few real weaknesses. Vintage guitars ,banjos and concertinas are the most painfull addiction but I do seem to buy old English 3 speed English bikes at tag sales. I love the old "Lever brake " three speeds. Also flags hit me for some reason..Oh anything written by Henry Hector Mallott. (Nobodys Girl or Nobodys Boy) Also I do love swords. ( Funny) I would'nt mind a conection of old Motorcycles as well( Maybe just an old R 69S with the Erls Forks BMW )all the best Guy


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From: bbc
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 06:52 PM

that should have read "rocks."

bbc


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From: bbc
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 06:51 PM

pigs, cookbooks, rock, folk music cd's.

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Grab
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 06:39 PM

A thought - there's a couple of ppl mentioned models. I've got a boxful of Games Workshop WH40K stuff free to a good home, if anyone in the UK wants to get in touch - I was fairly seriously into it for a few years. Much of it isn't painted, but I did a lot of modelling work so many of the models have some sort of customisation. Probably out of the age range of most of you lot since GW shifted their target age, but anyone with kids might be able to use them. PM me if you want details.

Grab.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Monashee
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 04:37 PM

Kharma ;)


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From: Amergin
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 02:59 PM

Yeah well, Pondering, my largest collection is all the mistakes I made in my life...


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Pondering It All
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 02:55 PM

My largest collection is LESSONS from all of the mistakes I have made in this life.

Still Pondering


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: bob schwarer
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 06:05 AM

Imperial Roman coins,old guns,aircraft books and prints.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: Monashee
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 05:18 AM

Memories....clothes..(all over my floor in a heaping mass)...songs...(all gathered up in me wee brain)....cat scratches....oh yeah...cats..*L*...emm..what else?...silver jewellery..(as much as I can wear ;)Stones from when I go on walks or trips...and driftwood..feathers if I come across them...Books..one can never have too many of 'em....instruments..(now that is something I would really love to collect some more of ;)..cd's, mp3's,....experiences.


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: BlueJay
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 04:33 AM

Little bits of colored, (or non), glass. Also transluscent rocks. Though I haven't made a stained glass window in fifteen years, I still search for found items, "just in case". Nothing thrills me more than to find an intact piece of plate glass made 50 or 100 years ago at a garage sale, even if it's only one square inch. I have found much larger pieces of awesome glass, at times free for the asking. I also cast a serious look at broken dishes and pop/beer/winebottles, as long as they transmit light.

At this point, I have quite a collection. Probably five hundred pounds of glass, in various forms. I recently unpacked it all, and found to my relief that all of my largest pieces survived my most recent household move unscathed. Some of the smaller ones broke, due to hurried packing, I suppose.

So, that's my collection. Plates of stained glass, old window glass, etc. A lot of the old clear window glass is quite unique, entirely unlike the standard thickness, generic glass sold today.

Whether I'll ever actually DO anything with all this beautiful glass is in doubt. Glasswork is very, very time consuming. And just about everyone you pass on the street makes something out of stained glass, these days. Don't get me wrong, I have not given up. But at fifty years old, it seems the best course of action is to try and pass this interest on to my KIDS, (ages four, and ten). They both seem enthusiastic. Thanks, BlueJay


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Subject: RE: BS: What do You collect?
From: sledge
Date: 10 Feb 01 - 03:25 AM

Oh I forgot the aircraft prints that dominate most of the wall space in my house.

Sledge


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