I've owned this old A&W mug since I was about eight. It's been in kitchen cabinets in Danville, Homewood, Chicago, Naperville, Palatine and Libertyville Illinois, Boulder and Arvada Colorado, Monona Wisconsin and now Carlsbad California. That's a lot of moves for something I rarely use.
But still I can't seem to be able to part with it. Originally found against a concrete parking block in the parking lot of the Danville Jaycees park (before it was a county park)...
...I still recall bringing this "treasure" home to my mom to wash so that I could drink from it at lunch that day.
It's nowhere near mint, likely "borrowed" from Danville's A&W drive-in (owned by a neighbor of ours) before it was pitched from someone's car. But it has character. And at this point, if I've kept it this long, it's here to stay.