22 People That Were Fortunate Enough to Inherit Special Things

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Sometimes things that seem ordinary at first glance may contain unique stories and memories about people and events. For this article, we created a list of things that people were lucky enough to inherit, gaining not just a new piece, but years of history as well.

We at Bright Side are excited about every single object on the list and want to share them with our readers.

1. “My uncle’s 56-year-old tortoise he inherited from my grandparents”

2. “I inherited my grandma’s sewing supplies and as I was putting them away, I realized I bought the exact same buttons that she did over 35 years ago for me.”

3. “I tried on my mom’s wedding dress from 1985.”

4. “Today we inherited my boyfriend’s grandfather’s vinyl collection.”

5. “I lost my dad back in November. He was a huge fan, and he’s the reason that I love Tolkien too. I inherited his copy of the trilogy.”

6. “I wore my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1956 for my own wedding in 2019. It fit like a dream.”

7. “Inherited this from my grandma when she passed.”

“My son will get it one day or I might give it to one of his kids later on — from grandparent to grandchild, as it happened with me.”

8. “I inherited this trumpet.”

“Found it in the attic of our family farm in Denmark. The trumpet belonged to my great-grandfather and I would love to restore it and learn how to play it.”

9. “I inherited 150-200 vintage comic books from the ’50s. Most are Disney, Looney Tunes, and Mad Magazine.”

10. “I wore my mom’s wedding dress, 37 years later.”

11. “I inherited Abigail, a 36-year-old golden pothos, when her owner moved into a small condo last year.”

“Its owner got her from his mother’s funeral in 1985, and it makes me happy to be able to send him updates. Can’t wait to get her back outside and to her former glory this spring.”

12. “Yes, I’m wearing my dad’s shirt to school.”

13. “A 500 Home Run Club ball signed by 11 members that I inherited a couple of years ago”

“Signed by Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Eddie Matthews, Reggie Jackson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Mike Schmidt, Willie McCovey, Harmon Killebrew, and Willie Mays whose signature looks nothing like his name.”

14. “My grandfather was a rockhound and I inherited his collection.”

15. “I wore my mom’s dress without altering it and love seeing side by sides of our weddings.”

16. “Inherited my grandfather’s typewriter from when he was in the Air Force.”

17. “I inherited my great-great-grandfather’s medals.”

18. “I inherited my grandfather’s 1927 (I think) banjo.”

19. “I inherited this Victorian-style, 7-inch tall birdcage. The craftsmanship is amazing.”

20. “I inherited my late grandad’s negatives. This is my nan at around 18 or 19. I’m guessing it was taken in 1955. Kodak safety film, camera to be determined!”

21. “The memories attached to this are great, but I have no idea how to use it.”

22. “My dad and me with his sweet ride in 1992 vs my son and me now in 2017”

Have you ever inherited any rare or special things? Share them with us in the comment section below.

Please note: This article was updated in July 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit Saucy_Lemur / Reddit


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My grandparents really took care of their things like many of the grandparents mentioned in the article. It makes my heart happy that family members are cherishing their memories and seeing sentimental value in these items. Quite jealous of the album collection. Listened to Bing, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and the Mary Poppins original soundtrack with my grandparents on their record player. They were born in 1924.


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