So - who’s a big kid trapped in an adults body? ……. surely we are not always serious-faced collectors all of the time?
Immersing ourselves as we do in events of decades past HAS to inextricably draw our imaginations back to that time - whether we like it or not!
Many collectors also participate in living history events purely for the benefit of preserving history, right? .... or fire antique guns at the range only to stop them from rusting up ....yeah?
A short time back I bought some ordnance tan 6 x 30 dienstglas off Jerry B in the UK and truth be known, they are up among my top 10 purchases this year – I love them! So much so, that because of the good optics and the reticle scale in the right lense I am finding they are great to actually use rather than just sit on my display shelf. My, how the mind wanders as one looks through the very same lenses as some NCO did years ago….. is that dust on the horizon Russian armour???? …. and what is that noise I hear? … definitely the clattering of tank tracks! ……
C’mon people, fess up …. Who hasn’t donned a helmet or uniform in secret and imagined ourselves way back then? Young or old - we all can have fun and let our imaginations loose – not just ruminate about an item whilst huddled in our studies muttering ……“we wants it, we needs it …….…. MY PRECIOUS”