Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tin Man

While scouring the resale shops for the coveted mason jars, I came across a quartet of these tin cups:

They caught my attention because the four mugs stood in a sad little line inscribed with Sharla & Jim's names. To have mugs that were obviously specifically inscribed with a couple's name up on the chopping block has me pondering the possibilities as to why they have been kicked to the proverbial curb.

Did Sharla & Jim divorce?
Did one end up a widow?
Was the pain of reading "Sharla & Jim" to much to bear upon one losing the other?
Or, were they one of those dreaded wedding gifts that the Sharla (or Jim) made the other keep for many years out of courtesy to a beloved relative?

The possibilities as endless! It makes me wish all items came inscribed with a back story.

1 comment:

Francis said...

Those are pretty awesome! Every time we would drink out of them we could come up with a new potential back story!