You have one minute to grap something out of a fire, what would it be?

  1. Not to diminish or undermine the horrors of the person whose BIL just lost everything in a fire. But it got me thinking. If I had only minutes, what would I grab. (Assuming all family and housemates are able to get out, that's not the issue.)

    I would have to grap my stuffed "Tweety". During a date with hubby at Busch Gardens he bought me a "Tweety for my sweetie" was then I realized I was in love. I wouldn't part with that for anything.

    (Plus, I'd try to make it to a book where I've stored some cash in my library, but that's only money, about $300.00 but it might come in handy. The rest of the stuff could probably burn and I'd be o.k. All the family photos are at mom's.)

    What would you guys get?
    Last edit by Tweety on Jan 19, '03
  2. 56 Comments

  3. by   Tookie
    Oh this is so pertinent at the moment - with so many bushfires happening - 400 houses have gone up yesterday in Canberra - most of those people had no time to grab anything - Most went for thsir pets - photos - The places that have been on standby have had cars packed for some time - The country firebrigadde actually advises people in the bush here (Australia) suggestions what to pack l think - Things such as legal papers photos - some house in fire zones have fireproof boxes where special things are stored.
    Every summer you see people on the TV walking through the runi of their houses just looking for anything - that is part of their past -- L dont know what l would grab - there is so many impostant things in my house - that is why houses are so importatn your life grows in them and each day there is another memory added
    Sorry didnt mean to get morbid - just thinking of all the people in Australia at the moment who have lost so much and so many who may still lose - we have at least another 2 months of bush fire season -- Got to stop
  4. by   Mkue
    Good question. Definately my purse not b/c it has cash but all ID's etc. I would take a box of photos and photo albums along with my favorite coat.
  5. by   nursejws
    I couldn't grab just one thing. Between me and my husband, we would grab our two cats, photo albums, purse, and laptop.
  6. by   emily_mom
    I would grab my Mom's pictures and her scrapbooks. They can't be replaced...

    If I really had time, I'd grab my purse, but it wouldn't be the most important thing.

    I would love to save my Mom's china hutch and beautiful china...but I don't think that would really be possible...

  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    box of photos
    record book

    --and then go move the cars back because they'd melt from the heat.
  8. by   Zee_RN
    Assuming all living creatures in the house were would definitely be my scrapbooks, photo albums. As a matter of fact, I have already told my kids....PEOPLE first and then my scrapbooks!
  9. by   nursegoodguy
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    ..unfortunately, I think we'd lose the birds and fish by the time we were aware there was a fire....
  11. by   andrewsgranny
    After my kids and husband were ok, I'd want my pictures. All my antiques would have to burn up But if my family and my pictures were safe, I could deal with anything else.
    My pictures of my adult kids as babies and my grandparents pictures could never be replaced.
    Last edit by andrewsgranny on Jan 19, '03
  12. by   hapeewendy
    ohmygod definitely without a doubt my cat!
    if she is okay , and lets go with the notion that she is ,because I just cant handle any thought that she wouldnt be okay...
    I would say the obvious of pictures, my purse/wallet and my family ring
  13. by   catrn10
    my photos
  14. by   nurs4kids

    the cat would be the last thing...right behind the toilet paper