Good morning and a happy Friday to you. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just five short days away? I'm so looking for to it and I'm pretty well prepared, at least I think I am. I like to plan for any celebration with all my little lists and I always write out our menu. I love to put little checks beside whatever is finished, oh, what a good feeling to see all those little checks.
The menu is planned, shopping list made, turkey ordered, linens ready and I just finished washing my gramma's china. I love her china and I only use it on special occasions.
Using her dishes bring back such wonderful memories. When I was little,Thanksgiving was always at her home with all her sisters and their families, my mom and me. After dinner, which was more like a feast it was time to do the dishes.....I loved this part. Just my gramma and I would wash and dry her china. She would place a tea towel in the bottom of the sink so as not to chip any dishes as she washed them and I would dry them ever so carefully. To this day this is how I wash her china, tea towel and all.
Here are a few more pieces of her dishes, and that is a picture of us taken in 1949. Years and years ago there were photographers downtown and they would snap shoppers pictures as they walked along the street. I still remember taking the bus to town for lunch and shopping. We would always eat at Hart's Cafeteria, shop, and then head home......what fun.
#13 ~ My gramma's china, and the wonderful memories it calls to mind.
#14 ~ The wealth of food that is available to us, never to have the worry of going hungry. Never am I more aware of this than at this time of thanksgiving.
Blessings to you and yours, have a wonderful weekend. Linda
Oh, one more thing. Thank you for all the suggestions from my last post, and I think your right about the dish being carnival glass. I knew I could count on you. L.