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ZombieDuckNYY
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the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:52pm
 
I thought it would be fun to see everyone's first ducky and/or hear their story on how they started collecting..  
 
I bought this duckie at Walmart maybe 9 years ago.  I thought it was just so cute in it's little sailor outfit!  I bought him so he could hang out in my little yellow car (my first car Smiley  ) ... a few weeks later I bought the blue one, also from Walmart.  They both hung out in my car... and it was quite some time before I started getting any other ducks.  I kept them in my car, mostly OTC.  I worked in a preschool and the kids and families always commented on the ducks in my car and started giving me the ducks they had, and buying me new ducks!  My car, at this time was my VW Beetle, filled up with ducks on the dash.  The beetle has a huge dash space... I filled it all with ducks, I'd say 95% OTC ducks.  I had to get double stick tape for them because obvious they all wouldn't stay while I drove.  After there was no space left, and I started buying and receiving larger ducks, I took them out and kept some on my dresser.  I remember having about 50 and people thought that was impressive haha.  
 
So that's my story of my first ducks!  Here's a photo... nevermind the cat in the background that just HAS to be in everything I do Smiley  
 
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 24th, 2011, 2:54pm
 
and a happy thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans! : Smiley
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 24th, 2011, 3:03pm
 
i see there is a green one also!  he is on ebay ,,, if anyone has a double of this and would wanna trade i would love to get him Smiley
sweetmelissa
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 24th, 2011, 5:40pm
 
This is the duckie that started it all for me
 

 
I was walking through a party hardy with my sister who collected ducks, and this little red devil just jumped out at me. It's been an addiction ever since.
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 25th, 2011, 12:10am
 
hes adorable Melissa.. who could resist!  Thanks for sharing Smiley .. how long ago was it?
sweetmelissa
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 25th, 2011, 3:13am
 
It was in feb '09. And at the time I thought my sister was crazy because she collected ducks lol.
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 25th, 2011, 11:01pm
 
Melissa... does she collect rubber ducks too?!  Does she still now?  My sister and I have nothing at all in common haha.  
 
BTW - I will send your duck this week!  I didn't forget you, I am SO sorry... short week with the holiday and been busy but it'll be better, I promise this week!
sweetmelissa
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 25th, 2011, 11:11pm
 
Yes she still collects. Proof that insanity runs in families lol. I actually forgot all about the ducks. Your box is still sitting in my basement waiting to be mailed.
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 26th, 2011, 2:44am
 
thats cool that you guys share that!  who has more?  she doesnt come on hereHuh
sweetmelissa
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 26th, 2011, 2:46am
 
Yeah we do a lot of bonding over the duckies. Hard to say who has more because she refuses to count hers. She does come on here every day, she just doesn't do much posting.
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 27th, 2011, 12:58am
 
that's very cool...
ZombieDuckNYY
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 27th, 2011, 3:34pm
 
we are the only ones that wanted to share our story!   Shocked
duck_fiend
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 30th, 2011, 12:24am
 
hahaha...everybody already knows my story...and melissa's sister is a lovely woman!!!! That is another thing they have in common  Wink
duck_fiend
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 30th, 2011, 12:25am
 
oh and i think i have an extra green one...who have never asked or you wold have already had it!!! Ill check when i get home
J. D. Thyme
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Re: the start of your collection!    posted on Nov 30th, 2011, 5:15pm
 
I kinda shared my story in my own thread, which is why I didn't post it here.... then I decided I had to participate.
 
This little guy was #1 for me.
 

DSC08336 by jdsmith1021, on Flickr
 
Saw him at a bookstore, fell in love. Who knew that less than two years later he would have over 500 friends?
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