I’m doing a little happy dance this morning because today Emily came over to help me go through some cupboards and decide which things to toss, which to donate, which to keep. And she found my Christmas plates which were my mother’s and have been missing for two years. The almost identical ones which were my grandmother’s may have been donated, but I am so happy to have these. And I would swear I’ve looked through this cupboard ten times in the past two years without finding them.
Looking at them, but not seeing them.
Good Grief. And My Hat! (For those on the D.E.Stevenson list who recently had a discussion of this expression.) I was just telling Emily that they would not be where she was looking when she held one out to me and asked,
“What’s this, then?”
These are the plates from which I ate the Christmas dinners of my childhood. And they were used more than once during those long past Christmases…….And my children ate their childhood Christmas dinners from them….And my some of grandchildren until two years ago….So now I have the eight plates that were my mother’s Plummer Christmas plates with the fluted edges. The illustration is of the Plummer plates with smooth edge which were my grandmother’s. (Though looking more closely, the illustration may be of the Spode design…My plates are very, very similar but have a star atop the tree.) I might possibly have donated them, though I doubt it. Nevertheless, these eight plates have put another song in my heart!
The above photo is a Plummer Plate. The shape is not like my plates which are round.
And besides finding the lost, I am extremely grateful to Em for moving what seem like thousands of things to where they belong, what she calls their “final destination”. I just do not have the stamina to do this right now…Some went upstairs to Paul’s old office, some to the garage, some to the places in the family room where my art supplies are, some to Andy’s room, some to mine, some to the trunk of my car to take to Goodwill.It was a lot of schlepping hither, thither and yon. And so much was accomplished. This also makes me very, very happy!