When I was a kid Dad loved his stamp collections, and he worked at keeping the books lovely. Sadly by the time I was a teen he started a Masters degree, then a PhD and although he said he would get back to them, he never has (yet!)
It is also fascinating to also see countries that either no longer exist, or change their names ...( Collapse )
My Dad had actually left school before WWII started, and although he only went to the "local" school he was taught to work with copper.
When my parents married, and they were waiting for the stork to arrive (!) they did a bit of travelling in Europe, and the odd coins leftover were put in Dad's copper pot ... since then a few other coins have been added and it is now full ... lots of travel memories for them.