after all the divvying up, king louie and i were snooping around the kitchen. we opened a lower cabinet and there were all these vintage liquor bottles. two of them were still sealed. one had a seal that said 1961 and the other said 1974. it kind of makes me want to ask my grandpa why there were never opened. were they for a special occasion (we wondered if the 1961 bottle was a house warming from when they moved out of the city and into the suburbs but it wasn't)? heaven knows that people drank back then and my grandparents weren't tea tottlers. i guess some of their parties were kind of wild, but 1960's wild, not puking on the front lawn wild. regardless, king louie and i have a bar in our basement (hilarious because i am a tea tottler) and would like to find a way to display the bottles.
this ashtray wasn't taken on the aforementioned (king louie hates that word) day. it was my grandma's and my sister and i each got one. way back when my grandma would host the ladies for cards. i guess it was fashionable to give each gal her own ashtray instead of using one communal. this cracks me up because my grandma didn't smoke. she and my great aunt (her sister) would keep a pack of cigarettes in the freezer (i have no idea if this keeps them fresh though i'm thinking i might know where my love for freezing stuff comes from) and share one on cards day. kind of different from now when i would scratch someone's eyes out if they even considered lighting a cigarette in my house.
i saved this one for last because i thought that as bloggers who take pictures of every miniscule detail of life you would appreciate how far cameras have come. they couldn't imagine a phone that didn't have a rotary dial let alone a phone that could leave the house let alone a phone that could leave the house that could take pictures. how about that for a run on sentence?! i thought this camera looked so cool and we have it displayed in our family room. i wonder if it still works and i wonder why my grandpa still had it. regardless, i'm glad he kept it.
i hope you enjoyed our little walk down memory lane.
what items do you have that take you to another era?