Sunday, January 20, 2013

A heartwarming surprise

The two knives here qualify for antique status.  The larger one belonged to my grandparents and I'm told it was handmade.  The smaller one belonged to my mother-in-law.  Over the years, every time I was in her house, when she was in the kitchen, she almost always was using that knife.  When she died back in the early 90's, I placed my claim to it!

Both of these knives have sentimental value to me.  It wasn't too long ago that I wondered where they were.  I knew they were not lost - I would never allow things that valuable to get lost. "They are probably in a box out in the shed," I thought.

Today I tackled my pantry.  I ended up tossing expired canned goods, almost empty containers of this and that.  Suddenly I had room to find things!  There in the back corner, was a small 3 drawer organizer.  Opening the drawers, I found these knives!

They have long since retired from use, but they will always be special to me.


  1. I understand what meaning kitchen items can hold. I so enjoy using items that I remember my Mom using as she made so many wonderful meals.

    Thanks for the reminder to go through the pantry to sort, pitch, reorganize. :)

  2. I wish I could have all the little bits of pieces of Mom's kitchen here in mine, but Dad got rid of a lot over the years. The few pieces I have, nothing special to look at from an outsider, mean a lot.

    I am so glad you found the knives.


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