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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2006, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-10-2006, 09:30 AM
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I can't get over the fact that a practical stranger called you up at 7:30 AM to tell you what to do with YOUR stuff.

The 7:30 part alone would have been enough for me to hang up on her...


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Seriously

It's like those toys in Toy Story 2. These things were meant to be used and appreciated, not stuck on a shelf somewhere. Those homemade french fries sound gooood *mmmm*
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.... why should I retire it now?
But did you ask her how much she'd give you for it?
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.... why should I retire it now?
But did you ask her how much she'd give you for it?
LOL Nope!

When my niece gets married, it will go to her....she can do with it what she likes, but I know thats what my grandma would have wanted.
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I can't get over the fact that a practical stranger called you up at 7:30 AM to tell you what to do with YOUR stuff.

The 7:30 part alone would have been enough for me to hang up on her...
Ooh, I second that!

Good for you for using it -- I bet your grandmother wouldn't have it any other way. I know mine would be sooo happy.
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Well, I would have sold it to her if she offers more than $500. The French fries can wait...........

You know she will appreciate EVERY minuscule part of the Dutch oven. It will be loved, cherished, and protected with the utmost passion.......I would not mind selling to her.
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