Sunday, May 17, 2020

Shirley Temple Pitcher

My mother loved Shirley Temple. She never tired of watching all those old movies. The story is that she won this little glass pitcher, probably a giveaway at the movies. "Dish Night" was a popular event during the 1930s. Like many who lived through the Great Depression, her instinct was to save everything, but this was special. I have spent most of my life examining and questioning that sometimes-fuzzy line between collecting with a purpose and hoarding. But some items have acquired Family Treasure status and deserve to be saved, regardless of their intrinsic worth.