Terri's family recently said a sad goodbye to their 21-year-old Jeep. Yet they shed nary a tear over the loss of a similarly dependable and long-tenured toaster. So we obsessed about what makes some objects meaningful, while others can be kicked to the curb without a second thought. Mentioned: The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, where you can visit cool objects like old-fashioned typewriters.
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