Miss Water Safety - may I get your autograph?? (Love the sash and the oar accessories...)
Steve's remark about gathering up soda bottles for fast cash, reminded me of a collection I used to have...bottle caps! I kept them in a shoebox. Yeah, it's kinda hard to find bottle caps lying around on city sidewalks; but each year the family would take a two week vacation to one or another of the various resorts in Lake Co.
These resorts were a great place to find more caps, and I would come home with new bottle cap booty to add to my box, and show and trade with my friends. I kept that darned box until I was well into high school (by then, mostly for sentimental reasons).