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    I used to know what each of these was for. Most of them have been carried every day as part of my life.

    I’ve been going through them recently trying to figure out whats what and put labels on them.

    Seems a kindness to her or the nephews.

    There are a disturbing number of unknown keys. And an equally, perhaps more, disturbing number of keys I feel certain are missing. There’s another keychain….somewhere. Probably hidden somewhere safe.

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    Tom, you are in need of an intervention. This is so not right.

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    i have one key
    it goes to my car
    thats it
    i usually leave it in the cup holder
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryLL;[URL="tel:6681583"
    6681583[/URL]]Tom, you are in need of an intervention. This is so not right.
    Agreed. I need to duplicate these in case this pile gets misplaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I used to know what each of these was for. Most of them have been carried every day as part of my life.

    I’ve been going through them recently trying to figure out whats what and put labels on them.

    Seems a kindness to her or the nephews.

    There are a disturbing number of unknown keys. And an equally, perhaps more, disturbing number of keys I feel certain are missing. There’s another keychain….somewhere. Probably hidden somewhere safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I used to know what each of these was for. Most of them have been carried every day as part of my life.

    I’ve been going through them recently trying to figure out whats what and put labels on them.

    Seems a kindness to her or the nephews.

    There are a disturbing number of unknown keys. And an equally, perhaps more, disturbing number of keys I feel certain are missing. There’s another keychain….somewhere. Probably hidden somewhere safe.

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    Pretty sure that mess needs a float test.
    Is there any deep,murky water or high bridges near by?
    That bit at about 10 o'clock doesn't look like keys.

    I work for a guy who has biggg coffee can full of unlabelled keys for customers houses.
    "You have a key for Mike's?"
    "Yah. Pretty sure it's this one."
    "Alarm code?"
    "Maybe I should call him"
    "Probly"
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    A man counts his worries by the keys in his pocket.

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    I got a lot of worries then
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Wow - that's quite a pile. Why so many?

    Like Paul, I have a car key & a truck key & both live in the vehicle, as does the tractor key. I think the truck key has a house key on it.
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    My list for the main bunch
    Gate key,
    House front door,
    House rear Door,
    outside toilet,
    Boat shed,
    Garage,
    garden tools shed,
    model railway shed Front,
    Model railway shed rear,
    Mobile home front,
    Mobile home rear,
    Landrover Bonnet,
    Landrover Passenger doors
    Landrover rear Door,
    landrover fuel cap key,
    Car key.
    Motorcycle key.

    Then the sailing club bunch,
    Front door,
    Kitchen,
    Kitchen back door,
    Pantry,
    Motorboat Ignition,
    (There used to be gate key, Bridge key, toilet key.. But they've all gone code locks now,)
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    I 'inherited' a huge storage box of random keys when my neighbor's husband passed - she asked that I ' take all that stuff out of the garage' - - did I mention he was a machinist and power boat skipper (?) - Man, have I got some unknown keys ! My personal keys in pocket are merely car key and house key. We usually enter through the garage, so the house key is rarely used.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I used to know what each of these was for. Most of them have been carried every day as part of my life.

    I’ve been going through them recently trying to figure out whats what and put labels on them.

    Seems a kindness to her or the nephews.

    There are a disturbing number of unknown keys. And an equally, perhaps more, disturbing number of keys I feel certain are missing. There’s another keychain….somewhere. Probably hidden somewhere safe.

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    Tom, upper right seems to be a multi-tool and a Swiss Army knife - lower right with the yellow 'zip-tie' appears to be a file cabinet or tool chest key , immediately below that appears to be an ' emergency ' key to open locked passage / bathroom doors. That's all I have so far . . .
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    I guess I live in a different world. When I sold my last place 3 years ago the buyers asked for the front door key. It took me a couple of days to remember that it was hanging on a nail at the end of the coat rack near the door - right where I'd put it when I installed a new latchset 5+ years before. You know - "safe place".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Pretty sure that mess needs a float test.
    Is there any deep,murky water or high bridges near by?
    That bit at about 10 o'clock doesn't look like keys.

    I work for a guy who has biggg coffee can full of unlabelled keys for customers houses.
    "You have a key for Mike's?"
    "Yah. Pretty sure it's this one."
    "Alarm code?"
    "Maybe I should call him"
    "Probly"
    R
    During my contracting years, the ashtray in my truck held several keys to customers' houses. The sun visor held several garage door openers. My customers sure did trust me!


    The longtime sexton at my church just retired. He returned a huge keychain full of keys on the way out the door. We've no idea where half of them go.
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    I have a bunch of keys on a ring in my car’s glovebox, most of which I don’t use anymore. Like Paul, I leave my car keys in the cup holder.

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    I. carry the truck key in my pocket, the 4-wheeler key lives in it (except when the grand daughter is visiting, one of the house doors has a latch string.

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    I had a long standing scientific theory the less keys you have in life the more pleasurable and less responsible your life is.

    When I lived in Hoboken I had ONE key to my apartment. No car, no nothing. I got around by bike or mass transit. The bike would go in my apartment or where ever I went no lock needed. Life was simple and all I needed was rent & beer money.

    Now I have probably 40 or more keys and my life is as complicated as it possibly can get. Thank God my Tesla and my apartment don’t have keys.

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    My father inherited his father's collection of keys.They filled most of an old biscuit tin and I have no recollection of where they finally went.

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