Friday, October 10, 2008
Margie: Edna, look what I found in the cupboard while I was rummaging around trying to find my box of prunes. Mama left these to me in her will.
Let's test your memory. Do you recollect where Mama got these lovely cups?
Edna: Are you telling me that Mama left you prunes in her will? How very odd, since I got furniture.
Of course I remember where those cups came from, I'm not a complete idiot. I remember her saving up green stamps for a good long while before she traded them in for those pretty things.
Margie: I loved those stamps. Remember how Mama gave each of us our own book to put the stamps in? Once we'd filled our book Mama would let us get whatever we wanted.
I got a beautiful mirror once but you looked at yourself in it and it cracked. What did you get?
Edna: I got a pretty little lamp, I had that for years until you sold it at our last yard sale. I remember that you could get quality merchandise with the stamps, too. It wasn't like that cheap stuff you buy in the stores today, that falls apart after you've only used it a few months.
Margie: Isn't that the truth? Companies used to take pride in how long their product would last. Nowadays, they want it to tear up as quickly as possible.
Here's a little Ideabook, Edna. You can look at it and enjoy the memories.
Edna: Why, thank you sister. I wish they still had the green stamps redemption program, I could use a new lamp.