This week, Brillo Man and I have succeeded in breaking two of my treasured Milano, Anchor-Hocking Forest Green glasses. One I managed to knock off the corner of my desk and the other fell victim to a dish-washing accident. I have always used my antiques and collectibles --thinking what good is it to have them stuffed on a shelf somewhere to collect dust? You use them - you risk the chance of breakage.
I have a special fondness for this pattern because while growing up, we used the Amber glasses in our kitchen. Mom still has a set of glasses and the pitcher in her china cabinet. (I think.) I have memories of Dad and his unending glass of iced tea - stirring in the sugar - the ice cubes making a huge clanking and clinking sound due to the unevenness of the glass' interior. Literally, you had to stop talking and wait until he was done stirring or no one would hear you speak! Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration....
Anyway...I am on a quest for more Amber or Forest Green or ANY color of those glasses. In any size. Tumblers, Juice Glasses, Short, squatty glasses...what are those called? They were always used for serving drinks 'on the rocks'. Not that I ever have a drink on the rocks...but anyway...you know the size.
I have found them on Ebay --but refuse to pay up to $4.00 per glass! When did these become so popular?!? I guess I will scour the yard sales in the Spring....I look every time I go to our Good Shepherd Mission --there's never been any. Who has them collecting dust in their kitchens? I'll gladly take them off your hands! But I'm not paying $4.00 a piece! sheesh!
And when he came to the gate of the city,
indeed a widow was there gathering sticks.
And he called to her and said,
“Please bring me a little water in a cup,
that I may drink.”
I Kings 17:10