Mine still comes to mind and brings a smile to my face. This was back just before BC came out, I had just hit level 40 and upgraded to mail armor. I was running around the Badlands and came across the dragons in that area to the eastern quarry. I actually managed to kill one and it dropped my first Purple ever. I'd never even SEEN one before, and looking back I fondly remember the hideousness of my Icemail Jerkin but at the same time it was completely awesome. I wore that for many levels after that I think I finally surrendered it like mid 50's. I don't have it anymore, I miss it, it'll always be a good memory.
And you know what's even SCARIER? My eyes popped out of my head when I saw the item ID I looked up 1981... that was the year I was born.