You all know this.
Recently, however, I have been keenly aware of the fact that I am finding more and more items in these antiques stores and junk shops that I remember from my childhood. If that isn't bad enough, I am finding, increasingly, more stuff from my mother's kitchen in these stores. And, lest you think I am talking about my mother's kitchen from my youth, I am not. I am talking about my mother's kitchen NOW. Granted, my mother's kitchen NOW resembles her kitchen from my youth, basically, because we both contend that they just don't make things like they use to.
Case in point, my mother has this glass grinder that I always remember she used to grind nuts into a fine pile of ... well, nuts. Not that she grinds a lot of nuts these days, but she still has that little item, and I do believe it would grind away the best pile of nuts that it ever did, because, well, they just don't make things like they use to.
I happened to find a whole bunch of these glass nut grinder gizmos in one of my favorite antiquing haunts. And guess what?! My mother's EXACT gizmo was there as well, and it was $22.50!
I've come to the following conclusion. My mother could Ebay her entire kitchen and make a mint! A mint! Mother, if you're reading this, I think you should take this under very careful advisement. A mint, I tell you!