Most folk who drink tea or coffee have that one cup or goblet they migrate to. Even those who do not consider ‘a FAVORITE’ cup actually have one they prefer.
When we first started traveling Sherry collected match books. She had a 5 gallon jar full I think. We also migrated to collecting coffee cups. We have probably over a hundred cups, we have long sense cut back on the number of cups we carry.
We visit new churches across the country and cups are among the most popular gifts to visitors. A couple times we have tried to turn them down, but we quit that.
Now to my problem. Our favorite cups are from Boot Hill in Dodge City. Mine just developed a chip. It is not on the edge I use, so I am stubbornly holding onto it.
I have a pair of shoes I bought to wear to Sherry’s 25th HS Class reunion. I have worn them every reunion since then. They are my Sunday Go to meetin’ shoes. They are now 33 years old, I am sure they will last 10 more.
This year I actually threw away some shirts that were WORN OUT. Boys wear stuff out. I loved those shirts and one pair of pants. But if you know me, you know they weren’t thrown away. I cut the buttons off and cut them up for rags. I have PILES of rags, I love rags. I do not save the buttons any more. For a long time we did. That is a learned reaction. I think my mama had every button that went thru our house in jars when she died. She could match about any button I lost.
MY cup? I could actually grind the lip down, but I could not re-glaze it. But I sure hate to throw it away. Maybe I will have a burial for it.
Have you broken or lost a favorite thing lately?
I have to ask, How did this happen?
These were built the year we were married….
(yeah I still have anniversary on my mind!)