Back in the day…(do your kids say that?)…our grandmothers and our great aunts…
got together at the county home extension service…
and they made decorative aluminum trays.
They stamped flowers and leaves into the aluminum. I wish I knew how to do that. Don’t you?
And they ruffled the edges.
They kept their hand-made trays all of their lives, and then passed them down to their daughters.
And their granddaughters.
Granddaughters sometimes appreciate treasures too much to put a hole in something their grandmother made with her own hands.
So sometimes granddaughters find a smaller one at the Salvation Army store for a dollar. Can you imagine someone discarding one of these?
When they could have kept it…to appreciate the craftsmanship…the treasure of it…or made a clock out of it.
It becomes a timeless treasure that tells the time.
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