This glass and bowl belonged to my maternal grandmother...if you are a sucker for a great love story, read this blog post by my aunt about my grandparents ... Smitten ... it will knock your socks off.
Anyway, back to my story.
My Granny Violet (I called her just "Violet" until I was 10 because she said she was too young to be a grandmother, when she turned 50 she decided it was OK to add the Granny) was one of my favorite people in the entire world. She spoiled me rotten in all the right ways and took unconditional love to a whole new level. I spent much of my childhood at her house, and THIS bowl was my oatmeal bowl.
Violet made the BEST oatmeal... except for the fact that I'm not sure there was actually any oatmeal involved. It was a big soupy concoction of butter, sugar and milk... and butter, sugar and milk... and, to appease my health nut (nazi) daddy I'm guessing... oatmeal. Did I mention butter, sugar and milk? Right beside my healthy bowl of oatmeal sat this glass full of whole milk. YUM, YUM. Even after I became an adult, fully aware of the amount of treadmill time it would take to work off this heavenly bowl of Granny Violet love, I just could not turn it down.
|Vintage Quaker Oats Cookie Jar|
When my beloved Granny Violet died too soon and unexpectedly we went to her tiny little seniors apartment to sort through her things. When I opened the kitchen cupboards, there they were... the bowl and glass that held all the love she showered on me my entire life. They are now in my cupboards, and they make me feel warm and happy every time I open my cabinets... milk instantly tastes BETTER in that glass, especially if I'm having a really crappy day. I can just picture her telling my daddy she fed me oatmeal for breakfast... thank God he never actually LOOKED in the bowl.
I found these glasses and bowls on etsy... same glass pattern, in blue... and very similar bowls... just in case you love them, too. Can't promise the milk and oatmeal will taste quite as good, but they are still great...
|Vintage Anchor Hocking Glasses|
|Oatmeal... or Cereal Bowls|