The little ashtray is a souvenir of a trip to Ireland with my Aunt Ruth, Uncle Tom, and cousin Pat Connery when I was eight years old. We traveled to England, Ireland, Switzerland and France. Probably, the ashtray was a gift for my mother but I have had it for years. It will be a paperclip holder on my office desk now.
Another treasure that I unearthed was a framed copy of the program from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dave and I spent four wonderful days as the guests of 3M Corporation. I won the trip where I worked. We attended the opening cerermony, ski jumping, a hockey game, and both bobsled and luge events. 3M had rented a country club for the use of their guests and there was a frozen pond on the property. The clubhouse had a place to borrow ice skates so I was able to ice skate at the Olympics.