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Top 10 Things to Steal from Your Parents' House


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Heirlooms

If you're in line to receive any of your family heirlooms, you're luckier than most. Not only are your great-grandparents' china cabinet and your grandmother's grandfather clock probably time tested and well constructed, but they're likely accompanied by the stories of the people who used them. Not to mention worth some cash. Even items of lesser monetary value, like your great-aunt's family scrapbook or your mother's bronzed baby shoes, will be treasured and appreciated by the next generations.


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