Monday, October 20, 2008
Guess what these are?
Yep, pottery shards and they look like they came from an early 20th century dump.
You'd be right.
The dump was a garden on my father's family farm. The house I grew up in. The house my father was born and died in. I found these shards digging in the garden one year, readying the ground for planting.
My oldest brother laughed at me. Why do you want those old broken pieces of plates?
It's history, I told him. We know what kind of plates they used, we know where they were made and from what.
I'd like to work these into charms like my ABS colleague, Lynn.
What would you do with them?