from when I cleaned out my grandparents house some years ago. Like this Presidents of the United States commemorative plate from back when whatshisname was president.
They really, really liked whatshisname.
That 'Love those Republicans' button is cool. It has that polarized plastic covering, so those wheel-like designs look like they're spinning when you move the button. Everyone loves those wild and crazy Republicans!
It's not like I wanted these things, but noone else wanted them, and I didn't want to just get rid of it all...
This thing is hideous. HIDEOUS. It's a hand-painted lobster claw. My grandparents came from Maine. You know, Maine lobster. Anyhow, my grandmother had this thing hanging in her kitchen all my life. I have always, always hated it. When it finally came time to get rid of it, I suddenly couldn't let it go. Now it's mine.
Also from grandmother's kitchen: mammies.
I would never have these in my kitchen, but they don't seem as offensive to me now as they used to. Is that wrong?
In any case, they're a huge step up from these monstrosities.
They're made out of some kind of hard plastic--probably recently invented at the time these salt and pepper shakers were fabricated.
What were people thinking? I cannot even begin to imagine.
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