Good topic. My dad is still here but on his third heart attack so I’m cherishing this time we have.
As for weapons he gave me a beautiful folding pocket knife that predates me. And I have my grandfather’s (my dad’s dad) Old Timer pocket knife that’s old-ish.
I’ll try to get pictures up soon.
My father is alive and well finalizing his second retirement. He lives to get things to pass to me, I feel being retired Army made him feel like he never gave us what he wanted because he never made much. That said the most precious thing is time. I really don’t care about property. For years prior to my grandfather’s passing whom I was named after I visited him regularly taking my family to spend time with him. For brief moments he would teach me things from leather work to tying flies. I got pretty good before he couldn’t teach me more and I will be forever grateful until I meet him again on the other side for what he taught me. I was told I could take anything when he passed and I let everyone else take what they wanted first. Upon his then empty leatherworking bench I found a US Steel pen he received when he retired. I keep that to remember him but was also sent his old ‘blue bible’ and pilot manuals because ‘they had my name on them’. I guess that’s what he told my family that anything with his name which I was given was to be given to me. I’m sure not all was given to me and I hope whoever has it is happy. Again, I got what I wanted and that was time. I look forwards to seeing him again.