This spring, my mom found out that she will probably have to face the fact that she will be forced to move from her beautiful home before summers end. I won't go into detail...because it is a long story, but somethings in life are very, very unfair. It doesn't matter how good a person or family is. There is always someone lurking in the shadows, waiting to take advantage of someone who may be a little meeker, a little softer, a little easy to intimidate. It has been a very stressful 4 weeks for her and my 98 year old grandma. They both live together in this wonderful place they have called home for the past 10 years. My mother has worked so hard both inside and outside....too hard.
So...in the interim, Mom is preparing to have the biggest garage sale in history! She has been sorting, pricing, and trying to organize. Last evening, I was over helping and spotted the little "Instant Coffee" jar pictured above. It was my grandma's, sitting on her counter in her home long, long ago. I remember it when I was just a young child back in the late 50's. She used it right up until the time she moved in with my mom in 2002. Probably something she had purchased at the "Five & Dime". I asked her if I could take this little piece of "memory" and she seemed to be quite pleased that I would want such a simple treasure. I brought it home, washed it, shined it up a bit, and now it will sit on my counter....and of course everytime I look at it...it will bring back happy memories of a young girl with her precious grandma.