After reading Jonathan Chance’s thread in the Pit about his recent burglary, (I’d link to it, but my system seems to be having issues) I got to thinking. If your house were burning down and you could grab only one object (assuming all people and pets were safe), what would it be?
I asked Mr Winnie this question, and, at first, he responded with the awfully unromantic “my computer”. To which I retorted that, if his data is that important to him, he’d better start backing it up. After that realization, he amended his choice to an heirloom ring that had belonged to his great-grandfather.
Mine was similar. On my wedding day, my mother gave me a pendant she had had made for me. Its components were my great-grandmother’s wedding ring, my grandmother’s wedding ring, and her own original wedding ring (she’s since upgraded), with a heart-shaped diamond that my dad gave her for their anniversary one year. The sentiment of it still makes me cry from time to time, and I would never willingly part with it.
So, what ONE object would you take from a burning building? No runner-up object, no honorable mentions - you can only grab one thing. What would it be, and why?