9 Sterling Spoons

By: Ruth

Jul 15 2011

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Category: Photograph


Focal Length:90mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

These nine spoons are wrapped in a white paper napkin with my mother’s handwriting saying “9 sterling spoons that belonged to Ella Beyer’s Mother”  Aunt Ella was my godmother and my namesake (Ruth Ella) and I found them in a dresser I don’t really use.  When I find this type of thing there is often a pang of emotional response.  A bundle of silver spoons tied with a red ribbon in a neat knot by my mother who labeled them so someone would know.

I plan to unwrap the spoons and polish them now and use them or pass them on to any of my children or grandchildren who might want them.  This is just an example that illustrates how a person gone on before says something to you years later.  You’re welcome to comment but no poll today.

I missed a day of posting but I don't think anyone noticed/

3 comments on “9 Sterling Spoons”

  1. Ruth,
    1) I did notice a missing post yesterday – but I wasn’t going to say anything. Everyone deserves a break now and again. 🙂
    2) I think it’s wonderful how your mom still gets to speak to you every now and again – I adore this image for exactly that reason. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is a beautiful photo. What a lovely message from your mother.

  3. I just inherited some sterling silver flatware from my father that was from HIS mother and HIS grandmother! Great, what do I do with it? I have more silverware than I know what to do with and I don’t entertain than much, so right now they’re just in a drawer (where they were probably to begin with) until I can figure out what to do with them.

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