by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
We've got cups we bought each other, that my mother bought me (before we were married) that my aunt gave my mother, and she gave me, and what we bought on vacations.
Toonces the Cat (from Saturday Night Live), Star Trek (lots of those), Frank Lloyd Wright houses in Chicago, The (Frank Lloyd Wright) Larkin Company mug (from Buffalo); the Roycroft mug (from East Aurora, NY and the whole US Roycroft arts and crafts movement); my Mum's blue willow or blue Danube mugs; mug from Lombard Street (that zig-zags) in San Francisco (and nearly scared the poop righ tout of me when Mr. L drove me and my parents down it at break-neck speed), the
My favorite for the past two years has been my Union Jack mug.I got it in Niagara-On-The-Lake in Ontario Canada (at the Scottish shop, of all places). It's not all that high, but WIDE and you can get a really nice cup of tea in it.
As you can see, we really have far too many for just two people to use. (Himself (the Irish mug); Britannia (the former Royal Yacht mug) the Jeff Resnick mug my mother asked me to give her; chili peppers from New Mexico; the Litiz, PA Wilbur Chocolate Factory mug. Christmas and Halloween mugs,
We keep saying we're going to downsize them, but then we start reminiscing, and none of them go in the charity box.
Are you keeping something similar that you really should get rid of, too?