When my Mom was about 14, her Aunt Cille, my Grandma's sister,
sent a traveling salesman to Grandma's house.
He was selling
"State House Sterling".
My Mom saw a silverware set that she absolutely fell in love with.
She begged and begged my Grandma to PLEASE let her buy it.
They did not have much money, and Gram told her that she just couldn't afford it, and that Grandpa would have a fit
if she bought something like that.
My Mom Promised her that she would do anything to pay her back.
That she would babysit as much as possible if she could have that silverware.
Of course Grandma wanted to know why my Mom wanted it.
She was trying to figure out what a 14 year of girl
would do with a set of silverware.
It was for her to put in her Hope Chest.
Oh those wonderful and innocent days...
Well, Grandma gave in, but told Mom that she needed to have is shipped to the neighbors so that Grandpa wouldn't find out.
Is this a global mommy trick?
"O.K., but don't tell Daddy"
A trick that spans all time and country?
Anyway, it arrived at
Mrs. Evelyn Kirby's house on Klinger Street,
just a few doors down from Grandma's.
It arrive approximately 60 years ago,
and it is still in the original shipping box.
There is hardly a mark on the wooden storage box.
It came with some instructions.
By: Emily Post
I am sure that my Mom dreamed of the day that she would have her own home with her own table to set for company.
And, knowing her as I do,
I know that she dreamed of
She chose a simple and elegant design.
She could only get a set of four.
She thought that she would add to it,
but she never did...
She told me that it has traveled
with her through
many years, miles and different homes.
It has been a treasure to her for 60 years.
Representing those sweet little girl dreams
of what her life and home would be.
Apparently, when I was a teenager,
I asked her if I could have them someday.
I had forgotten that I had asked, but through all of these years
she had kept my request tucked away in her heart and memory.
The last time that my sister and I
took her to her house to get a few things,
she made sure that I found
this beautiful set of silverware so that I could have it.
I am thrilled and honored
that she has given this to me!
No matter where I live,
no matter what home,
no matter how many miles away,
no matter the years,
no matter what-
this silverware will be with me until that day
when it is time for me to pass it along.
Thank you for this Treasure Mom!!!
I love it!
And I love You!
"God loves each one of us as
if there were only one of us."
(So do Moms)
"You can give without loving,
but you cannot love without giving."
"Making the decision to have
a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to
have your heart go
walking around outside your body."