A piece of my family.

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A piece of my family.

Postby go get the bird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:13 pm

My mother's father was a coal miner. Through the years, he managed to collect a belt buckles. I know most of you will think its stupid, but there may be a few guys on here that can appreciate the significance of belt buckles.

Anyways, before my grandmother passed, she gave these to me. I had forgotten about them until a bit ago, and decided to dig them out.
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby go get the bird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:16 pm

Most of them have his "number", 54.
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My grandpa worked as the demolition guy.
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Postby OldCypress » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:16 pm

Very cool. They're all mining-related?
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby go get the bird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Most of them. A few are random, but he wore them all the time, and it shows.
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Postby TexasPuddleJumper » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:19 pm

I can appreciate a good buckle collection. I had a number of event buckles that I had won in rodeos over the years. Unfortunately, they were stolen out of my appartment when I was still going to school in stillwater. Some 15 in total for various events.

You hold on to those. They may not be worth squat, but the memories attached to them are worth a lot.

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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby go get the bird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:24 pm

My favorite:
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Postby OGblackcloud » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:27 pm

That's pretty cool ggtb :thumbsup:
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Postby go get the bird » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:12 pm

His favorite belt.
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Postby La. Hunter » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm pretty sure my dad still wears a belt like that with his name on it.
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby Huntfish12 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:25 am

go get the bird wrote:His favorite belt.
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If the belt is just laying around and your not wearing it, you could put it to good use. I had a belt custom made for me a few years back and it ended up shrinking up on me......Well, i took that shrunkin belt and turned it into a Game strap. Was very simple to do and didnt cost anything. Cut to desired length, Fold the ends and clamp them shut for a few days, drill a hole or two through the folded ends and fasten togeather with a nut and bolt or a rivet. But before you fasten togeather, put a D ring into the folded ends. Then add your drops of 550 paracord. Ive got pic but there on my phone and cant upload, but can text em.
Or, if theres some sentemental value in it and you cant see cutting it up, then just leave it be and no harm done.
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Postby waterdogds » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:31 am

Very cool. :thumbsup:
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby Gunnysway » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:23 am

I have some cool belt buckles. But they do not have the history or stories behind them. I will usually pick one or two up a year at various flea markets and thrift stores...


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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:19 pm

i bet your gramps was a badass. very cool collection. i say dont change them at all, keep them in the family, and pass them on to the next generation after you. rule number 1: you don't cut up gramps's favorite belt.
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Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:25 pm

Gramps was a badazz GGTB. I like the 1,000,000 ton month one. that's a lot of coal for 1982
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Postby Indaswamp » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:30 pm

very cool! :thumbsup:
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby go get the bird » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:58 pm

There is a picture floating around of me with him in one of the GIANT dump trucks. He took us grandkids on a tour of the mine one day, and let us push the button for the explosives. It's one of my favorite memories of him.

I'll see if I can get the picture.
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Postby AKWoody » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:13 pm

Those are pretty sweet! Gramps was probably a cool dude for sure. My dad had a bunch of cool belt buckles as well that were related to truck driving from the late 70's and early 80's. I wish I would have expressed interest in them at the time. My dumb and dumber brother and stepbrother took them all to wear becasue they were "vintage". I'm gald yours were kept nice!
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Re: A piece of my family.

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:21 pm

i have a feeling that you have a valuable collection of buckles there, but i would hold on to them and never sell them. they are priceless because they are from your gramps. that is a great collection to continue to pass down, in my opinion.
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