Some family heirlooms are more difficult to preserve than others—and some just won't fit in a scrapbook. For instance, the two ice cream parfaits that a woman in Silvis, Iowa, has been saving for 38 years.
Ty Thomson bought them while visiting a Quincy, Illinois, store with her three-year-old son, who told her they were too beautiful to eat. So into the deep freeze they went, and there they have stayed through two changes of address and four changes of refrigerator.
"At a party, he will tell friends that his mom has ice cream parfaits stored in her freezer that were bought for him when he was a little kid," she says. "People don't believe him. He will still call me and ask about the parfaits." [Link]