Friday, September 18, 2009

Cup of life


There are two of them. They are about two and a half inches tall, and they're loved like no dish has ever been loved before. When I was in Utah last my mother said that if ever one went missing, the first place she'd look would be in cupboards of her children.
It pains me that she has so little trust in her offspring. To think that any one of us would pilfer cherished items from her home!
Earlier, I was so distraught about it all I could do was sit by my window and play sad songs on her ukulele.
Those stainless steel cups are one of my favorite things in the world.
I use them for nearly all of my water drinking when I'm there. Since they only have the capacity to hold about a half cup of water, it's necessary to stand at the sink and refill repeatedly until your thirst is quenched.
I so consistently choose the little stainless darlings that once when we were there last June and I tried giving Zizza a drink in a different cup she looked at me like I was mad and asked where the silver one was.
My bestest, Cassandra has an appreciation for them as well. She never visits there but we end up at the kitchen sink draining cupful after stainless steel cupful. Sometimes only one of the cups is available for use. When this happens, we take turns passing the one cup back and forth until we've both had our fill.
I asked My mother once if I could someday inherit the cups. Surely no one could love them as I do, I never see any of the others standing at the sink for extended periods of time in order to maintain their daily water requirements.
She said she was pretty sure that in fact, everyone in the family loves them as much as I do (for all they don't show it). To make matters worse, the two cups entered the household as gifts to a pair of my older siblings from a visiting aunt and so those two have first rights.
Jerks.
If you know where I could find cups like this to purchase I'd be indebted to you.

6 comments:

Jessimo said...

I too used to have a dear dear cup like that that resided at my mother's house. I have no idea where it disappeared to and was extremely disheartened to find it had up and left after all of our years together. I will definitely be on the lookout for such cups and let you know if I find any! :)

Lauranie said...

You are making me wish I had such a cup growing up! *sniff* The picture kinda reminds me of the little tin cups I've seen at campsites. Maybe a camping outlet or outdoors type store? My hometown is "known" for its Antique shops and my BFFs mom owns one...I'll ask her about them, too!

Boy said...

If it helps you can totally have my share of the cup inheritance. I've always loved them of course, but it's long been plain that they are far more special to you. Besides, I'm saving my clout for other items from that household....

Amelia said...

I have heard stories about my hubby's love for those cups... I have gone in search of such cups for years and always come up empty handed... The closest I came was some that looked close in a chidlrens picnic basket set from target. If you ever find where we may purchase some... Please let me know.

Amelia said...

This is the set that I have... the only place I found it online is this link....http://shop.vendio.com/theprimroselane/item/994063381/?s=1254210963. I have yet to compare the cups in person. I will try and do it to let you know how they compare... I think they are lighter weight though.

Lizzie said...

You may call me a jerk if you must Sis but I'm glad that it has been remembered just who the wee silver cups first belonged to! :) And Boy thinks he has a share.....We actually talked about them tonight at Moms. Jamie says she found them from Oneida but they were sold out and discontinued. I think we should petition them to un-discontinue them!!