Friday, July 11, 2008
When I was a little girl I remember my mother collecting supermarket Gold Bond stamps so she could redeem them for little items like metal book shelves, a globe, etc. Another thing she started doing was to build a trousseau for me. She decided that although we couldn't afford much, she would send me off with beautiful china. I find this humorous now because as a child we ate with chopsticks and a little rice bowl. She didn't really know what a china set should comprise of. Since we were a family of four, she decided that was what I would need. There's four of everything. It was all very nice and elegant, and I had it packed and shipped to Illinois when we left 34 years ago. It stayed in their boxes all this time. I ended up buying another set that was more to my taste and had enough place settings for guests. I didn't want to use "fine" china for my rather rough and tumble family. I've now had this same set, still in boxes packed and shipped back to Hawaii. What to do? What to do? Should I stick them in the attic again? I dithered and bothered and huffed and puffed and decided to just take them all out and put them in my china cabinet. I believe I'll use them. What the heck!