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Monday, March 12, 2012
Dishes with a long history
Back in 1958, my parents and I drove from Florida to California on vacation. We visited a factory where dishes were made. My parents bought these dishes and for most of my growing up years, these dishes were on our table. They never really excited me and after all those years, I grew very tired of the pattern.
My mother died in 1991. The dishes didn't sell in the household sale we held and I didn't want to just toss them. So we packed them up and they made the trip from Pensacola, Florida to Rochester, NY. There they sat in the basement. Last summer I held a garage sale and the dishes still didn't sell.
My cousin, Rita, in Alabama, had a fit that I would want to sell them.. She wanted them. She has fond memories of visiting "Aunt Millie" and eating on those plates. How to get them back to Alabama? To properly pack them and ship them would cost a bundle. On my annual trip each year to my cousins reunion, my little Honda Civic is loaded to near capacity.
So I compromised. Yesterday I packed what I could get into the box in the picture, making sure there was plenty of padding so the dishes could make the trip safely. The rest went back to the basement and over one or two more trips, I will get the rest of the dishes to Rita.
How many sets of dishes do you know of with such a storied past?
Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida (Escambia High Class of '66), I have lived in Rochester, NY since 1974. Throughout my blog, in pictures and words, I will share my journey through life. I am a person with many interests, traveling, bicycling, kayaking and canoeing, sporting clays, target shooting, spending time with family, friends, and my Labrador Retrievers, Morgan and Bailey, smoking meat in my Weber smoker, to name just a few. I am a Conservative Republican and a strong believer in Second Amendment Rights. Feel free to stop by often and leave a comment. I enjoy hearing from those who find their way to my blog and through blogging, I've made friends all over the world.