Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Tea for Two-sday ~ Teacup Tales: Green & Gold
Sorry I don't have a better picture of this teacup right now, but it's late! I have chosen to share the story that goes with this particular teacup today.
I call this one the Green & Gold and I like that it has more color than many others. This was given to me, along with one place setting, by my Dad a few years ago. It belonged to his parents. It was part of special place settings purchased for them on their 50th wedding anniversary. They celebrated their 50th before I was born!
I did not know my Grandmother - she died the year I was born. And I have only a couple of memories of my Grandfather - Grandpa Two Teeth he let us call him. I remember sitting on his lap and I remember that he was very funny. He died when I was almost 5.
My grandparents were homesteaders in Montana. The farm is still in the family, though the homestead buildings are gone and the farmhouse built in 1934 has been torn down. They grew wheat, but they also had some cattle and chickens. When I was a kid going to the farm, I could not figure out how they knew where to turn on the dirt roads in the middle of nothing but fields of wheat.
I know that the gold in the teacup was to honor the golden wedding anniversary, but it also makes me think of harvest and wheat fields. It's the perfect cup to represent that side of the family.
That is the brief story of the Green & Gold teacup. Do you have any teacup tales to share?
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