Object lessons: #2

One lovely spring morning in New York City, I stopped in at Murray’s Cheese Shop for supplies for a picnic in Washington Square Park, among which was some icelandic yogurt. But to eat yogurt one needs a spoon, so it was a lucky thing that Murray’s also sells these little olivewood spoons.

The baguette, brie, and yogurt are long gone. The spoon remains.

Object Lessons (#1)

recording memories, documenting history

tea pot2

Family lore says my maternal grandfather fished this teapot out of a trashcan while on his garbage collecting route. The spout is chipped, some of the enameled design is gone, and the lid’s been broken and glued back together more than once.
It still makes a mean pot of tea.