Forget priceless china and stately grandfather clock! One family has got an heirloom that beat all others: a 135-year old pickle.
From NPR's All Things Considered:
... the Boyle family, now of North Port, Fla., has been passing down this historical pickle ever since 1876.
"It's still got the juice inside of it," Boyle says, "with the original cork, and it's got the brown label on it that says it was grown July 15, 1876."
Boyle says he's aware his family treasure isn't exactly commonplace.
"You know, a lot of people talk about heirlooms, you know, jewelry and necklaces and stuff like that," Boyle says. "But why would somebody pass down a pickle? That's just weird."