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Nothing is immune to the wear and tear of time. From precious childhood teddies to the floors we walk on - the mark of life long-lived is present in everything. Some of the worn-down items on this list might make you wonder, “why didn’t they replace it earlier?!”. But these cool photos represent more than everyday use, and they are living reminders of stories that must have happened over the period of time. If only they could talk…

Check out these captivating before and after images compiled by Bored Panda of worn-out things that all have their tales to tell, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite of all these interesting things! Also, check out our previous post for more!

#1

How Time Just Flies By

How Time Just Flies By

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#2

This Whole Brick Wall Which Has Been Shaped By The Sea

This Whole Brick Wall Which Has Been Shaped By The Sea

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#3

In 1995, My Great-Aunt Gave Me A Stuffed Cat. It Was My Absolute Favorite, And Slept With Me Every Night Through My Childhood. When She Passed, We Found Out She Had Bought An Identical Cat And Kept It In Pristine Condition For Two Decades. The Years Of Love Certainly Left Their Mark.

In 1995, My Great-Aunt Gave Me A Stuffed Cat. It Was My Absolute Favorite, And Slept With Me Every Night Through My Childhood. When She Passed, We Found Out She Had Bought An Identical Cat And Kept It In Pristine Condition For Two Decades. The Years Of Love Certainly Left Their Mark.

Connguy Report

#5

Mother Tombstone In The Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Ma. Love How The Tree Is Now Hugging Her

Mother Tombstone In The Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Ma. Love How The Tree Is Now Hugging Her

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#6

Centuries Of Use (La Meauffe, Manche, France)

Centuries Of Use (La Meauffe, Manche, France)

20WaysToEatASandwich Report

#7

My Dads Cat Has Been Scratching The Same Leg Of This Bench For The Past Decade

My Dads Cat Has Been Scratching The Same Leg Of This Bench For The Past Decade

VitaminTHC420 Report

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#9

The Way The Floor Has Faded In Near Perfect Semi-Circles At This Barber Shop

The Way The Floor Has Faded In Near Perfect Semi-Circles At This Barber Shop

maosaysmiao Report

#10

Trinity Abbey In My Home Town, Mid-Cleaning

Trinity Abbey In My Home Town, Mid-Cleaning

emissaryofwinds Report

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#11

Six Months Of Buildup In A Pipe Used For A Mineral Pool Spa

Six Months Of Buildup In A Pipe Used For A Mineral Pool Spa

GhostalMedia Report

#12

My Best Friend From 33 Years Ago And A New Old Stock One My Pop Got For My Baby Son

My Best Friend From 33 Years Ago And A New Old Stock One My Pop Got For My Baby Son

gingerbreadporter Report

#14

What Happens When You Peel Off 30 Years Of Graffiti? You Get A Layered Timeline Of 30 Years, Just Like A Tree But Made Out Of Spray Can Paint. That Is The Wall (And Part) I Took It From

What Happens When You Peel Off 30 Years Of Graffiti? You Get A Layered Timeline Of 30 Years, Just Like A Tree But Made Out Of Spray Can Paint. That Is The Wall (And Part) I Took It From

PaulDeGraaf Report

#16

My Grandfather's Screwdriver

My Grandfather's Screwdriver

mrkporto Report

#17

This Tree Holding Up Stones From A Collapsed Wall

This Tree Holding Up Stones From A Collapsed Wall

vaj-tastic_voyage Report

#18

These Sand Bags From 40+ Years Ago Are Now Solid Rock

These Sand Bags From 40+ Years Ago Are Now Solid Rock

thegreywolf17 Report

#19

Each Bottle Is The Same Whiskey Matured In The Cask For One Year More Than The Last

Each Bottle Is The Same Whiskey Matured In The Cask For One Year More Than The Last

Mystic_L Report

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Marcin Barczyński
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Judging by the number on one of the bottles, the first bottled is a completely unmatured, freshly distilled spirit. Basically, malt vodka.

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#20

A Silver Dollar That My Great Grandfather Carried In His Pocket For 20 Years Until The Day He Passed Away

A Silver Dollar That My Great Grandfather Carried In His Pocket For 20 Years Until The Day He Passed Away

jbmn67 Report

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#21

Veteran Great White

Veteran Great White

Scopolamina Report

#22

This Light Post Is Outside Of A Popular Music Club In New Orleans. After 40 Years Of Having Band Flyers Stapled To It, There's No More Room

This Light Post Is Outside Of A Popular Music Club In New Orleans. After 40 Years Of Having Band Flyers Stapled To It, There's No More Room

markeees Report

#23

One Pillowcase Has Been Used Nearly Everyday For 40 Years. The Other Has Been In A Closet

One Pillowcase Has Been Used Nearly Everyday For 40 Years. The Other Has Been In A Closet

olives4me Report

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Amina Hays
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That pillowcase that was in a cupboard might be worth something!

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#24

The Difference In Shoe Wear Between My Regular Foot And My Prosthetic Foot After A Year

The Difference In Shoe Wear Between My Regular Foot And My Prosthetic Foot After A Year

The51stState Report

#25

An Old CRT TV Screen That Has Seen A Lot Of Pacman

An Old CRT TV Screen That Has Seen A Lot Of Pacman

Do_not_dare_give_up Report

#26

Bronze Statue Of Iconic Ballerina, Margot Fonteyn, At The Royal Ballet School In London. Ballet Students Touch The Middle Finger For Luck Each Time They Walk Past

Bronze Statue Of Iconic Ballerina, Margot Fonteyn, At The Royal Ballet School In London. Ballet Students Touch The Middle Finger For Luck Each Time They Walk Past

schuhlelewis , epsomwi Report

#27

Heard You Guys Like Old Stuffed Animal Stories. On The Left Is My First (Now Un)stuffed Animal I️ Received For Christmas 29 Years Ago. On The Right, The New Fraffy My Mom Tracked Down To Give To My 8 Month Old Son For His First Christmas. I️ Can’t Believe He Used To Have Horns!

Heard You Guys Like Old Stuffed Animal Stories. On The Left Is My First (Now Un)stuffed Animal I️ Received For Christmas 29 Years Ago. On The Right, The New Fraffy My Mom Tracked Down To Give To My 8 Month Old Son For His First Christmas. I️ Can’t Believe He Used To Have Horns!

robonick Report

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Mama Panda
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's amazing what a little bit of love will do to our cherished stuffed animal friends <3

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#28

This Church In Detroit, Mi Hasn't Been Cleaned Since It Was Built 134 Years Ago. I Always Thought The Stone Was Black

This Church In Detroit, Mi Hasn't Been Cleaned Since It Was Built 134 Years Ago. I Always Thought The Stone Was Black

DetroitStalker Report

#29

Superstition

Superstition

one_finger_salute Report

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Personally, I avoid walking under such places for fear of possible spider webs....

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#30

My Bedroom Wall Has An Outline From My Dog Sleeping In The Same Spot And Position For Years

My Bedroom Wall Has An Outline From My Dog Sleeping In The Same Spot And Position For Years

Oclaf11 Report

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#31

Two Cars Left Somewhere In The Woods Of Japan For Years

Two Cars Left Somewhere In The Woods Of Japan For Years

Kaneko Amury Report

#32

Buddy At Work Has A Very Worn Out Id Card And It's Kinda The Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen

Buddy At Work Has A Very Worn Out Id Card And It's Kinda The Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen

ColonelDredd Report

#33

The Men's Bathroom Door Vs The Women's At My Engineering University

The Men's Bathroom Door Vs The Women's At My Engineering University

parth096 Report

#34

These Trees Are Curved Due To The Constant Airflow From Nearby Exhaust Vents

These Trees Are Curved Due To The Constant Airflow From Nearby Exhaust Vents

train_global Report

#35

A Tale Of 2 Teddies - My Sister And I Both Got Them At The Same Time, ~18 Years Ago

A Tale Of 2 Teddies - My Sister And I Both Got Them At The Same Time, ~18 Years Ago

princeapalia Report

#36

My Paint Mixing Stick Got Heavy After 10 Years Of Use So I Cut The End Off

My Paint Mixing Stick Got Heavy After 10 Years Of Use So I Cut The End Off

Ariandavis Report

#37

Old Public Piano Has Its Pedal Worn Away From Constant Use

Old Public Piano Has Its Pedal Worn Away From Constant Use

triatath Report

#38

Iron Chef Morimoto's Knives. Top Is A New Knife. Bottom Is After 3 Years Of Use, Sharpening, And Cleaning At His Restaurant

Iron Chef Morimoto's Knives. Top Is A New Knife. Bottom Is After 3 Years Of Use, Sharpening, And Cleaning At His Restaurant

ViagraAndSweatpants Report

#39

This Tree Grew Through A Fence And Still Has The Markings

This Tree Grew Through A Fence And Still Has The Markings

guidothedog Report

#40

I Left This CD Sitting In My Car For Over A Year. The Sun Made This Crazy Design On It

I Left This CD Sitting In My Car For Over A Year. The Sun Made This Crazy Design On It

mjs6181 Report

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#41

A Gravestone And A Tree Blended Together

A Gravestone And A Tree Blended Together

Adam Clarke Report

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Yvonne Stewart
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So sad to read the ages of the children and the fact the mother could be the only one still alive in the family....

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#42

After Six Rounds Of Chemotherapy, My Mother-In-Law's Nails Look Like Tree Rings

After Six Rounds Of Chemotherapy, My Mother-In-Law's Nails Look Like Tree Rings

TF_Biochemist Report

#43

Here Are Some More Worn Steps. Great Wall Of China

Here Are Some More Worn Steps. Great Wall Of China

jandj275 Report

#44

Willie Nelson's Guitar "Trigger" After About 45 Years Of Use

Willie Nelson's Guitar "Trigger" After About 45 Years Of Use

thetripwirenyc Report

#45

Took This Pic On The Angel's Landing Hike At Zion National Park. People Hold On To The Chain As They Climb To The Top Because The Route Is On The Edge Of A Cliff. The Chain Has Worn The Rock Away

Took This Pic On The Angel's Landing Hike At Zion National Park. People Hold On To The Chain As They Climb To The Top Because The Route Is On The Edge Of A Cliff. The Chain Has Worn The Rock Away

EnumuShiki Report

#46

Footsteps Used By Children For Years (Donnelly's Hollow, Ireland)

Footsteps Used By Children For Years (Donnelly's Hollow, Ireland)

Rory-mcfc Report

#48

Foot Holds Deeply Worn Into The Volcanic Rock Along The Trail At Tsankawi, A Popular Hiking Area

Foot Holds Deeply Worn Into The Volcanic Rock Along The Trail At Tsankawi, A Popular Hiking Area

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Jef Bateman
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm from White Rock, NM, which is very close to here. We used to call these "Indian ladders" or "Anasazi ladders." I liked to use them when we were hiking, but they are protected as artifacts in many places. Some of them go up very steep inclines and can be dangerous if you aren't accustomed to them. They are only for climbing. Some of the rock paths on straighter sections are worn down over a meter deep, but don't have individual footsteps. They are strangely narrow and hard to walk on, and they used to tell us that the Anasazi walked by keeping one foot in front all the time -- scooting, kind of. I recently talked with an expert who says this is nonsense -- the Anasazi probably had narrow frames.

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#49

The Flooring At This Cafe Has Been Worn Down By The Feet Of Customers Over The Years

The Flooring At This Cafe Has Been Worn Down By The Feet Of Customers Over The Years

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#50

Pete's Feet - Inside St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Pilgrims Have Been Touching And Kissing The Statue's Feet For Centuries

Pete's Feet - Inside St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Pilgrims Have Been Touching And Kissing The Statue's Feet For Centuries

Warren Martil , twoyeartrip Report

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#51

10 Years In Service. Finally Retired. May The Force Be With You

10 Years In Service. Finally Retired. May The Force Be With You

FerroLad Report

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Maike
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

a little washed up vs dark Force rehab and refreshing spa staycation

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#52

This Mayan Calendar Has Slowly Dragged The Nail Down The Wall

This Mayan Calendar Has Slowly Dragged The Nail Down The Wall

Knight2nite Report

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Ana T.
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i from mexico and in mexico nobody had said that the mayan calendar said the world is going to end in a certain point. that is just an american invention.

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#53

The Textured Floor Of This Train In Paris I Was On Today Has Been Worn Completley Smooth

The Textured Floor Of This Train In Paris I Was On Today Has Been Worn Completley Smooth

archie_dog Report

#54

A Cinderblock That Washed Up On The Beach After A Bit Of Time Tumbling Around In The Ocean Currents

A Cinderblock That Washed Up On The Beach After A Bit Of Time Tumbling Around In The Ocean Currents

vicroll91 Report

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Alia Gail
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love seeing things worn down by water... I have a shelf in my bedroom just covered in river rocks.

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#55

This Exterior Corner Next To The Front Door Of The Local Bike Shop Shows Significant Wear From The Last 30 Some Years Of Customers Striking It With Their Pedals

This Exterior Corner Next To The Front Door Of The Local Bike Shop Shows Significant Wear From The Last 30 Some Years Of Customers Striking It With Their Pedals

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#56

This Parking Lot Used To Be Some Sort Of Building. Instead Of Removing The Old Tile Floor, They Simply Paved Over It

This Parking Lot Used To Be Some Sort Of Building. Instead Of Removing The Old Tile Floor, They Simply Paved Over It

anjack9 Report

#58

This Touchpad Is So Worn Out That You Can See What's Beneath The Paint

This Touchpad Is So Worn Out That You Can See What's Beneath The Paint

Daniel_Laixer Report

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually really cool that you can see the electronics.

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#59

Twelve Years Of Everyday Use Vs The Once A Year Leaf

Twelve Years Of Everyday Use Vs The Once A Year Leaf

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#60

The Marks On The Floor Of This Bathroom Are A Perfect Demonstration Of "The Bro Code."

The Marks On The Floor Of This Bathroom Are A Perfect Demonstration Of "The Bro Code."

Pasalacquanian Report

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7j6eqi
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they simply hadn't installed the middle one, they could've saved a lot of cleaning time over the years :D

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#61

Customer States He Feels Slipping While Riding

Customer States He Feels Slipping While Riding

TheThistleSifter Report

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Vlad Horobet
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can not believe the bike actually moves. The gears are completely worn out.

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#62

Wife Suggested I Power Wash The Fence. For Some Reason I Was Not Prepared For The Difference

Wife Suggested I Power Wash The Fence. For Some Reason I Was Not Prepared For The Difference

uhmerikin Report

#63

The Bricks On This Wall Are A Different Style And Colour Where An Older Building Was Once Attached

The Bricks On This Wall Are A Different Style And Colour Where An Older Building Was Once Attached

Levangeline Report

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Ashleigh McLean
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw this in Montreal with my husband who is a stone mason... the silhouette on the bottom wasn't original (just art), but you can see the real outline of the missing building at the top - the chimney outline and tar from the original roof. It's amazing.

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#64

My Gf Is A Transcriptionist. All The Letters On Her Keyboard Are Completely Worn Off

My Gf Is A Transcriptionist. All The Letters On Her Keyboard Are Completely Worn Off

Buetti Report

#66

Today My Grandmother Was Still Using This Cookbook She Received 70 Years Ago From Her Mother

Today My Grandmother Was Still Using This Cookbook She Received 70 Years Ago From Her Mother

TheSealClubber Report

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Suzanne Marriott
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have this cookbook! Some recipes are hard to follow because some ingredients are not used much anymore, and can sizes are numbered but not by volume. I have no idea what size a #2 can would be. It was given to me by an aunt who has long since passed.

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#67

Shovel My Dad Has Been Using For Snow For ~20 Years

Shovel My Dad Has Been Using For Snow For ~20 Years

TLiddi Report

#69

Baskets Sun Bleached In Correlation With Frequency Of Use

Baskets Sun Bleached In Correlation With Frequency Of Use

ausgekugelt Report

#70

This Root Across The Trail Has Been Polished From Constant Foot Traffic

This Root Across The Trail Has Been Polished From Constant Foot Traffic

King_Baboon Report

#71

Wall Gets Worn After Years Of Swiping Cards

Wall Gets Worn After Years Of Swiping Cards

Sparkle_Fart Report

#72

Same Towel Design, 16 Years Apart

Same Towel Design, 16 Years Apart

countingfromzero Report

#73

Hard Working Ballet Dancer Shoes

Hard Working Ballet Dancer Shoes

Harvey Edwards Report

#74

Same Knobs, 50 Years Apart

Same Knobs, 50 Years Apart

gocougs8118 Report

#75

A Wall Disappearing Around A Dart Board In A Bar In Copenhagen

A Wall Disappearing Around A Dart Board In A Bar In Copenhagen

Fire-Ze-Missiles Report

#76

My Retired Hiking Poles After ~2000 Miles Vs My New Ones Of The Same Model

My Retired Hiking Poles After ~2000 Miles Vs My New Ones Of The Same Model

Ihavesomanyyo Report

#77

Tow Rope Marks. These Are Marks Left From When Canal Barges Were Pulled By Horses, Up To About 100 Years Ago

Tow Rope Marks. These Are Marks Left From When Canal Barges Were Pulled By Horses, Up To About 100 Years Ago

reggie-drax Report

#78

A Square Fence Post Has Rotted To The Form Of It's Younger Self

A Square Fence Post Has Rotted To The Form Of It's Younger Self

MATMAN333 Report

#79

This Wall Is Worn Down From Years Of Customers Resting Against It

This Wall Is Worn Down From Years Of Customers Resting Against It

DevinDTA Report

#80

Book Shelter Bent Down From The Weight Of Old Document Binders

Book Shelter Bent Down From The Weight Of Old Document Binders

Christian Richter Report

#81

The Seat Belt Warning On This Bus Is Worn, Now The Figure Appears To Have Luscious Locks

The Seat Belt Warning On This Bus Is Worn, Now The Figure Appears To Have Luscious Locks

JoKer730 Report

#82

The D20s My Dad Bought In 1977 And My Brother Used Through Middle School In The 80's

The D20s My Dad Bought In 1977 And My Brother Used Through Middle School In The 80's

70ms Report

#84

The Amount Of Wear On This Disney World Hook

The Amount Of Wear On This Disney World Hook

Austin117 Report

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#85

The Way That Everything Except The Letters Has Worn Away/disintegrated On This Notice

The Way That Everything Except The Letters Has Worn Away/disintegrated On This Notice

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#86

Due To Years Of Beaver Damage, This Tree Now Looks Like It Is Melting

Due To Years Of Beaver Damage, This Tree Now Looks Like It Is Melting

hoikarnage Report

#87

Years Of Pointing Has Rubbed Away The "You Are Here" Mark