PLEASE tell me you bought the skateboard for yourself as a reminder to keep around, Will. I've done similar with childhood electronics and it's done wonders for me. I found Dad's 1960s Columbia Masterwork portable radio on eBay, antenna fully intact/extendable, carefully restored it - the pic below pre-restoration - and, yeah, even took it to bed with me! What a comfort!

And I think you just nailed something vitally important, Will. So often the talk on MS is about negative triggers. Many of us have positive triggers which, imo, may be more important because they can help heal us. Thanks for bringing up the whole subject.

Addendum: Couldn't resist, since I talk about Dad so much...and there, to the left of the red box, is his radio on the piano!