Friday, February 3, 2012
You already know this
When I was in Ohio over Christmas, my brother and I went over to my dad's house to look over some things he wasn't going to take with him when he moves to Florida in a few months. One thing was a box of flat wear that my mom used in the Oneida "Classic Shell" pattern above. At the time I felt just slightly burdened at having to take a 10 lb. box of silver wear with me on the plane when Mr W and I just packed carry-ons. My brother, who drove with his family, graciously said he'd take it and mail it to me. How cool is that? So nice.
And he did. A few days ago, I picked it up from the post office. There's a few other things in there, one of which I think is the silver cake server from my parent's wedding. Have to check the pictures and see if that's the case.
I had decided as soon as I agreed to take it that I would use the stuff. I honestly can't remember if it was my mom's good stuff or everyday stuff, but it's very shiny. I believe if she were here, she'd say, "Yes, for heaven's sake, use it. Don't put it away". The truth is, I don't eat formal dinners enough to change out the silver wear I use, so this is the best way to go.
And, you probably already knew this, but it reminds me of her whenever I use it. I'm pleased to have such pretty things to eat off of, and feel happy that I've got something that I use that she picked out because she liked the pattern so much. I'm glad my dad saved it, and glad I've got it.