Mr 16 is sorting through stuff in drawers in preparation for the move to a new desk. Some treasures you never throw out - even if they are useless. I still have a red Santa tin which I used to use to surprise myself when I was very young. Life was sometimes unspectacular, so I would hide something in the tin, then put it away and not open it for a year. The idea was that I would forget what was in the tin, so it was exciting to open it up and see what was inside. Sad? Maybe. But I prefer to think that I was resourceful. I invented delayed gratification for myself.