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Remember Grandma

October 21st, 2012 at 09:20 pm

Like many of you, I take my lunch to work. Having read so many of the news stories, I attempt to heat my leftovers at school in glass which means my lunch is a little heavier, but I feel safer.

One of the younger teachers has been sitting next to me and comments on my lunch most days. She has been commenting on some of my containers.

Many of my containers are either Corningware or Pyrex containers and if they didn't belong to my grandmother, I bought them used.

Anyway, this teacher said she has been capitivated by my lunches because of the containers...most of the folks bring those freezer read to microwave meals. She has commented on the designs and such and finally the reveal: they remind her of her mom and her cooking and her dishes.

I know some of my cookware was my grandmother's. I often wonder if she would be pleased I'm still using and enjoying these items.

I also wonder if more people would say the same thing if they saw dishes from their childhood and if it would bring back good memories. I know that is my case.

5 Responses to “Remember Grandma”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Maybe more people would pack lunches if it stirred happy feelings and memories, rather than the vision of sad icky frozen dinners!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    Nostalgia for my grandmother's green Jadite dishes is what got me started on expanding her collection through acquisitions at tag sales long before Martha Stewart made them famous.

    I like to use very small vintage mason jars with old metal lids, not the newer metal ones, for my lunches. they are quite distinctive, I think.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    DH's grandmother gave us some of her kitchen items, so I know she'd be happy to know we use them.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    When I see certain kitchen items I think of my grandma and cooking with her. Smile

  5. Jerry Says:

    That simply leads to some insurance of a safer lunch that is better for you, better for the environment, and well worth the extra bit of weight carrying it to work! Good for you. I love those Pyrex items, as well. I will keep my eyes open for some at the second hand store next time... Smile Jerry

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