Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fearless Females Blog Post: March 6 ~ Heirlooms of the Heart

If there was one female ancestor of mine who embodied the sentimental attachment we frequently have for the objects we surround ourselves with throughout life, it would be my grandmother, Harriet Bustin. 

Fond memories of setting the dinner table at 24 Mayfield St., in Portland, include remembering to place Grammy’s “lucky plate” at her place, always pouring milk into a pitcher before putting it on the table, along with finding the glass in the DUZ detergent box, are mixed with regret that her diaries were hastily lost when she was moved to a nursing home.

Fortunately, I was able to rescue this set of nested bowls. They sure aren’t valuable in terms of money, but every time I use one, I think of Grammy Bustin.

And, although I neither play Bridge, nor cut bread up in shapes, I love that I have these aforementioned cutters from her kitchen.

Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog is presenting her Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month series in honor of National Women’s History Month.

1 comment:

  1. What is it with the milk in the pitcher tradition. My Nana Hitchings always did this, and so did my Mom. I'm sorry to say I didn't pass on this tradition because my Mom's milk pitcher broke. What a silly reason- I should just buy a new one and continue the family practices!