A basic thread about childhood items that we, as children, once held dear. Do you still have your item, or did you lose them as you grew up? Or did you purposefully get rid of them? If you could, would you try to get them back? For me, my two childhood items that currently burn into my mind are 2 books. My father gave them to me. One, if I recall correctly, was a picture book called Dear Lilly. Despite it being a picture book, was a fairly less childish approach than most books. The other, too, had a bit of an adult theme to it. I had just started leaning to read, and it was quite advanced for my skills. [I remember having issues figuring out some of the words]. The cover had horizontal lines, that poked out from a wall. Children ran across it, and up the ladders doing various things. It was orangish red. I lost both books. Oi. I'm currently searching for both as of late, and I'll be lucky if I ever find them. I'm quite curious of their contents, and I think on them often. What of you?