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Friday, May 08, 2009


Goodbye Acquire

In cleaning my house to get ready to leave I am saying goodbye to our old Aquire game that we have had since the first year we were married. I fear pieces are missing and so it is leaving our home today.

As I started to throw the box away I got misty looking at the times we played it with our friends in New Orleans. We loved this game and both grew up with it in our home.
When you play a game with us in our home you get to sign the box. It is like a piece of history. I almost feel like I can't throw it away now, but where would I keep it if I kept it.


Also I am trying to get out 8 letters in the mail before I leave. When I was gone on Sunday Annie Kate took amazing notes of those who shared their testimony in Sacrament meeting. It was the first thing she showed me when I walked in the door. It was pretty awesome and their words had really touched her. I decided to photo copy her notes and send them to each person to let them know how much my 10 year old loved their testimonies.

Should I keep the box lid?

20 comments:

Jill said...

Signing the lid of the game box is such a fun idea! I think I would take pictures of the lid, then give it away.

I love it that Annie Kate took notes during testimony meeting!

Have a great trip away this weekend!

Mindy said...

I would keep the box lid....who knows, one day you can flatten it out and have it framed and hang it in your gameroom. From one sentimental person to another :). I smiled when I read this because I remember playing that game with you guys (what a competitive couple you were!!!!)

LJ and DC said...

Acquire is the BEST GAME EVER! Can there be any replacement pieces out there? I LOVE that game.

Janae said...

I love that your little daughter took notes during fast and testimony! That is very impressive. My children are usually trying to color with their younger siblings.
If that game is now out of print it might be worth some money, check on E-bay. I have an out of print game that sells on e-bay for a 100 bucks!

everything pink! said...

Mindy.
thanks for the compliment on saying we were competitive because the real word was psychotic! We were nuts i have no idea why you stayed are friends.
Jeff and I still talk smack when we play games it is just less embarrassing and we don't involve those around us, so we hope you give us another chance!!!

Randy said...

Save it. I'd cut the sides off of the box lid, then frame the bottom piece.

Ashley said...

If you don't save the box, some kindred (to you) sentimental soul will find it at Goodwill and feel sick about leaving it there, and will buy it and spend weeks or months trying to track down the people whose names are on it, or else not buy it and then worry about it.

You'd better keep it!

Nora from Chicago said...

What about a shadow box for the lid, and some game pieces, and photos of some of the players - to hang in the family room? If this, or framing the top, doesn't work, what about a photograph of the top and the signatures? When in doubt, keep the whole darn thing! There is plenty of other stuff to get rid of.

michelle said...

Great idea! And like Jill said, just take a good photo, it is just as good as keeping the lid. I have never even heard of that game!

How completely cool that AK took notes!

My name is Andrea said...

I like Mindy's idea, flatten it and frame it for your gameroom...I'm sentimental like that, too!

Love that AK took notes in testimony meeting. You are a great mom...

Shelley said...

I agree... Frame it. With pieces in a shadow box could be cool. And I LOVE the idea of signing the lid. Genius! Does everyone that plays sign it or just the winner?? It looked like only one person per date signed it...

crystal said...

TOTALLY keep that box-lid-treasure! And this is coming from a girl who is a chronic purger (of clutter, not food). I agree with Mindy, your box lids should grace the walls of your game room. (Not that anyone in real life actually HAS an entire room for games, but you get the picture...the cozy place where you play games.)

The testimony mtg notes are darling, and what a genius idea to send them to the speakers. I get many, many genius ideas from you. Now, if I could only find my follow-through.

xoxo

The monkey bunch said...

cut it out, so it is a flat piece and then put it in a scrapbook or some kind of memorabilia place. You should definitely keep the lid!

Liz said...

I love all the great traditions you have. I'm wondering if you can scan the box lid and then incorporate it into some kind of a book about all your traditions. Maybe one of those digital photo books that you can have printed. I think that would be a great treasure to have.

I love that AK took notes from testimony meeting. I am struggling with getting my girls to pay more attention during Sacrament meeting.

Juli said...

I'm laughing because the first time I met you, you said you heard we had something in common. "Aquire." And I said "Oh yeah, which choir were we in?" (I thought you meant "a choir".) I miss NOLA. I agree with Liz. Scan it. Or frame it.

crystal said...

Happy Mother's Day to my inspirational friend (you)! Have a good one and be happy.
xoxo

MaryRuth said...

as a total lurker I say keep the box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the idea of it going framed in a game room!

And I'm totally going have people start signing my box lid!! Great idea! (do they sign each time they play or just once per person??)

Kath said...

I love the shadowbox idea with a few gamepieces!
My parents have a game book that we always keep score in and date it. I'm going to suggest having everyone sign it as well.
Great ideas!

Shawna B. said...

Being an overly sentimental gal, I'd keep the lid. Great idea to have people sign it!

Laurie said...

What a darling girl with a heart of gold! I'm with Jill, don't take the lid. Just keep the picutre and your memories.