When my grandmother passed, my parents sold off a large part of her estate....but we grandchildren got to keep a few things that we really wanted, like her gossip bench, her old desk, some little trinkets she really loved, her bible, and all of her old iron cookware.
As it turns out, my sister sold her share of the ironware to a woman she met at work that collects iron cookware. Well, during one of their conversations, it was mentioned that I had grandma's old Dutch Oven, a griswold brand, with the lid. This is apparently a very collectable brand of ironware. Anyway....this woman looks me up in the phone book, calls at 7:30 am this morning, and starts in that my dutch oven is "a precious collectable that MUST NOT be used!!!!!"
I had to break the news to her that the piece was in use, not for sale, and makes the very best frenchfries EVER.
I think her blood ran cold with that comment
This post has no point, I was just struck by the whole thing
I'm just not a collections kind of guy, and this piece has been cooking faithfully for at least 80 years, why should I retire it now?