Perhaps I should keep this? Never know when Dad might need his Phone Mate deluxe answering machine from 1988. Which is exactly why I will NOT inform him of my find.
I can just hear him saying “Don’t throw that out. We might need it at the next house.” Either that or “Take it to Goodwill. I’m sure someone could use it.” Trust me, he’ll never miss it or 99% of the other lifetime accumulation that I am finding in his garage.