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As he sorted through the household goods, stuffed animals and personal mementos, he remembers feeling sad — especially when he found documents belonging to the original owner.
A TEEN BUYS REPOSSESSED STORAGE UNITS AT AUCTION, THEN GIVES THE CONTENTS BACK TO THE ORIGINAL OWNERSCATHY FREEJUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Over the past 20 years, I have collected souvenirs around the world, from Sydney to Buenos Aires — tins, glasses, foreign-language books, mementos from restaurants and bars, mustard pots, corks, beermats, even checks from memorable meals.
MEMENTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD REMIND THIS WRITER OF WHAT HE LOVES MOST ABOUT TRAVEL: FOOD.WILL HAWKESMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The instinct to hold on to mementos of even the most awful and trying events is human.
SOME OBJECTS WILL REMIND US OF THE PANDEMIC LONG AFTER IT’S OVERTHERESA VARGASFEBRUARY 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Occasionally they’re buried in the floor, much like those memento bones and shells in Dido’s house.
WHAT ARCHAEOLOGISTS GOT WRONG ABOUT FEMALE STATUES, GODDESSES, AND FERTILITYANNALEE NEWITZFEBRUARY 10, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE
I just have them on a shelf along with some pictures and mementos and things I like to keep out.
FORMER AVALON SINGER ON COMING OUT, GETTING OUSTED AND WHERE HE IS TODAYJOEY DIGUGLIELMOOCTOBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Not only as 454 a memento of you, but as a perpetual encouragement to do better with his Lordship.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
I could barely reach one little twig of pale, discolored leaves, to bring home as a memento.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
It would be novel, economical, and moral; a kind of memento mori—a death's head at the feast!
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
Of this a very few instances, more by way of memento than of instruction, may suffice.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
If he had been the General, he would have had the trees hewn down after the trial, and done away with every memento of the place.
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT

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