This is nothing more than an inexpensive footlocker. You can pick one up for about $40 from Walmart. My parents bought it for me when I was preparing to go off to college–it’s not in bad shape considering all the moves it’s made since then! But more than its sturdy outside, I am grateful for all the memories it contains inside. Tangible reminders of my past. I haven’t dug through this trunk since it came out of storage two months ago, but if memory serves correctly, my baby book is in there, along with some of my most-loved stuffed animals, a dental impression made before thousands of dollars of orthodontic work, the high school newspapers I wrote and edited, my report cards, shark teeth gathered on the beach with my grandfather, a doll blanket crocheted by my mom, my dad’s softball cap…Everything that went in reminded me of a special person, event, or phase in my life and I can’t wait to open to the treasure chest some snowy Sunday afternoon and lose myself for a few hours in the memories. Maybe I’ll drag the hubby down memory lane with me!