Medals

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Don't Hold On—Pass On
Whether it's your great-grandmother's seed-pearl-studded sweater or the James Taylor LPs you haven't listened to since the '70s, there's likely some precious object lurking in your house that you intend to pass on someday. "Why not today?" asks Walsh. "Giving it to a loved one breathes new life into the object and lets you enjoy the person enjoying the gift." Last year Walsh dug out his father's WWII medals, framed them for his mom, and framed replicas for his six siblings. "The medals bring back so many things about my dad, who died five years ago, and I know my brothers and sisters will end up passing them on to their kids."
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