Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I don't have much news today, so I'm bringing you this photo of our end table to show off (once again) the lilies I bought. I had to throw away the bouquet in the kitchen, but these still look great. Maybe it's a cooler location.
I've had that blue cup for years and years. My friend Sue gave it to me in 1991, when we both lived in the gentrified Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa and thought we were so cool. The wine glasses that Dave and I most frequently use also came from Sue around that time.
I've often thought I should write a post about the simple, functional objects we all own and keep for decades without even realizing it. I have a metal ruler, for example, that came from my grandfather's old desk in the mid-'80s. My fingernail clippers were a Christmas present from my mom in the early '80s. (We've always been a practical family.) My stapler came from my parents' desk and I've had it since the '70s; my kitchen timer and my egg slicer both came from the Scotty's hardware store where I worked in college. You know what I mean?
No actual thought has gone into keeping these items, but I've never needed to replace them either -- so they've persisted with me through three decades and at least 14 moves. They just tag along. Kind of funny, right?
Actually, I guess I've written that post. Here it is.