As usual it was our mid-week gathering for coffee in our favourite Coffee House this morning. There were only three of us but good company, pleasant conversation and a jolly good cup of coffee - what could be better? The owner of the cafe is a real connoisseur of coffee and keeps a lot of different blends. Through trial and error I now always have a cafetiere of Etheopian which is a rich but mild coffee.
We talked about our personal 'treasures' - not necessarily
worth a lot of money but precious to us for some particular reason. Friend C spoke of a small vase given to her by an old lady when C was ten years old; of no monetary value and of course in the future, when C is gone, totally meaningless to anyone else. I have similar things which I value for their memories.
For my first wedding in 1952 (!!) a brother of my mother's,
who was a very good embroiderer embroidered us a tablecloth as a wedding present. I have it still - cream high qualiy cotton with an edging of cut-out ivy leaves worked in a deep coffee colour. I never use it but would not part with it for the world.
I don't think possessions are all that important and yet there are things which hold memories - and memories are very important. Are they important to you - and if so, how do you hold on to them? Do you remember through small (or large) possessions, or do you have another method. I would be really interested to hear your views.