Entertainment Piggy Bank From 1906 Quake

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  1. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Well-Known Member

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    My Grandfather who survived the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake pulled his burned/melted piggy bank out of the rubble 110 year's ago. It's a family heirloom

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    pretty cool..
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Awesome.
     
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    Very cool!! That's priceless.
     
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    Rod-Stroker Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he was born in 1893 and passed in 1979 I was told he did work on the building of the Golden Gate Bridge in '33 same year my father was born but the math doesn't add up as he'd have been an old man already but it was the depression after all.
     
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    That's cool. Nice share.

    Do you have any shit head kids to pass it on to? Sad part is that they probably won't give a shit in this day and age of tweeter and cheap shit from China



     
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    you're Asian!
     
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    boring
     
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    I'm going to be a grand pappy myself so I will be able to pass it on
    But I think you are right kids will have no connection to this like I do.
     
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    The IRS wants there share.
     
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    Better not rub that shit brah....

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    It's very cool, but it seems the change would fall through, no?
     
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    My grandmother survived 1906 San Francisco quake as well. Don't have any heirlooms though unfortunately from that time period, only the stories she shared with my mother. Grandmother was born in 1895. Quake happened at 5am or so and apparantly she and her younger sister awoke to hearing all the crockery and dishes in the kitchen smashing and chandelier collapsing. They thought there were burglars in the house until my great grandfather rushed in and grabbed them both out of bed. They lived in San Francisco in a two story townhouse on the second floor with a huge plate glass window overlooking the street. The glass pane had shattered and they stepped through it onto the street. They could hear their neighbors below screaming beneath the ground but nothing they could do. Entire block was on fire from ruptured gas mains. They had a barn in backyard (REAL old San Francisco) where they kept family horses and tried to pull them out of barn but horses refused to move due to the raging fire all around. Horses perished.

    They made their way to Golden Gate Park and slept through the night. Next day their father took my grandmother and her sister to identify friends and neighbors who had been stacked like cordwood under blankets on Market Street.
     
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    Anyways, was your grandfather beer-can thick?
     
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    I have a bank just like that. An art collector gave it to me, she had millions in art. I've always wondered how much it is worth