But such a deal at the time!
I just asked Wally about this. He thought for a moment, and said "boxes"
Oh god yes. There was a time when he would come across a yard sale, or go into a thrift store, and come home with 5 or 6 small knick knack boxes. He was so pleased with himself that they cost .25 or .50 a piece.
Drove me nuts. At least he has a man cave where he would keep all of them. Then they ended up in the attic. Must be a couple hundred of them. He'll say something like "we'll have a yard sale" my response is "WE"?
He hasn't done this for a few years, but I wonder what the archaeologists would make of this. Especially when this see this collection confined to one small area, and the rest of the houses footprint relatively minimilistic.
Probably "Ah, obviously a man who had a wife who was obsessed with buyingtrinkets. I see he was able to confine this mad womans activities to some extent."