Wednesday, June 15, 2016
We were invited to a Pot Party, so we went
“Good friends are like quilts - they age with you, and yet, they never lose their warmth.” I read that statement and thought of mama's quilts. I would be willing to bet that I slept under some of the same quilts mama made when my oldest brother was a kid. I also would bet when she died there was a pan or something she had kept forever.
Every time dad and mom moved, that the old black pot from the back yard went on the trailer. So I got to thinking, what do we (Sherry and I) have that we haven't lost or thrown away in our 60 years of marriage. Something that has been in our family for decades?
Now in 1974-75 we were invited to a pot party. Miracle Maid, I believe. Anyway we bought a set of pots and still use them. But that wouldn't be but 41 years. We do have two cast iron pans we have had a lot longer, but cannot remember how long (I asked Sherry, she usually knows everything and she is not sure how old they are.)
I know folks that have lived in the same house all their lives have older stuff, but we moved a lot.
(Sherry's fan is maroon)
Thinking about it, we do have two articles that have been in Sherry's life MOST of her life, maybe minus 5 years. We have a fan that is also a stool. She said she used to sit on it and spread her dress around it and it was cool. We also still have her mama's 'cedar chest', I think every family had a cedar chest. That is pretty old.
(This one actually looks like my mama's, Sherry's mom's is blonde)
What is the oldest thing you are holding onto? (Sherry looking at me, just said, "YOU are the oldest thing I am holding onto.” I'm not sure that is fair???)
The beautiful Hudson Terreplane (Mid 1930's)