This week my show and tell is about a warm, fuzzy, feeling I get when I look at these Ken-L-Ration Dog and Cat salt and pepper shakers.
When I was little, I loved to go to my Grandparents house in the country and would sometimes stay a week or two. There was a creek that you had to cross to get to their house and the soil around it was very sandy. One of my favorite things to do was "play in the sand". In Grandma's basement there was a box of broken dishes and a pair of cat and dog salt and pepper shakers that Grandaddy had gotten out of a bag of Ken-L-Ration dog food. These items were my "dishes". I would play for hours each day, making my dolls pies, cakes, all sort of confections made entirely from sand.
As I grew older I quit playing in the sand:( and one day when I was around twenty, I went down in the basement looking for my dishes. They were gone! Grandaddy had thrown them out years ago. I was so disappointed. I really wanted the cat and dog salt and pepper shakers.
A couple of years ago I took my grandmother to a doll show and while I was looking around I spotted my dog and cat! (well, not really mine, but a pair just like them). I bought them on the spot for a ridiculous price, but I had to have them. Other than my "real dog" had an ear missing, they are exactly the same.
I keep these in my hutch in the kitchen and actually put them on the tree as ornaments this year. They remind me of my carefree days playing in the sand at my grandparents.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!