silver polish

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I sit and polish silver.

First, a salt spoon with a little bend.

Then, the mustard pot.

I love the mustard pot.

It has a spoon shaped like a woman.

Hallmarked 1871.

A set of fish knives with Bakelite


Very like a set my mother had.

Remember the loose and wayward handles!

Cannot remember eating fish.

The smell of Brasso takes me back

To a dingy Brixton flat.

I sit and polish silver.

I am never alone.




◄ primroses and tadpoles

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winston plowes

Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:45

lovely encapsulated memories Ann

Win X

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 20th Dec 2010 17:57

Delightful, Ann. My fave line: 'cannot remember eating fish'. I also love to polish some silver treasures, maybe worth a few quid in today's market, but precious to me for memories also. I've never used Brasso except on brass.

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Dave Morgan

Sun 19th Dec 2010 20:52

Of course in the Potteries they dust and polish Toby Jugs and Doulton figures for recreation and therapy, each one has a story and a memory, they're the ever-watching link with the past, and those passed.

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 19th Dec 2010 18:07

Oh the joys of Ebay! There, I can recapture my childhood!

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