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May 26, 2020
TWO STORIES ABOUT FLATWARE- LET THE UNIVERSE DECIDE...
Chosen story -My mother died some years ago and after a while my father met a quite nice lady whose husband had also died. Between the two of them, they had 60 years of mariage so they looked like they didn’t really need anything (including money). But...they decided to have a big wedding with all the trimmings and many people wanted to give gifts. So...as the oldest daughter, my phone started ringing off the hook. I kept asking my father what he wanted...nothing was the reply. Finally, I changed tactics. Both of you, look in your flatware drawers...I bet you don’t have hardly anything that matches or is even of the same quality. Why not pick a flatware pattern and register it? I bet you get it all and then you can give the old pieces away to a charity. This worked like a charm and everyone ended up happily ever after. End of story. Moral- I bet that almost everyone who reads this has the same flatware drawer (mostly forks and teaspoons missing). One of my jokes- where do the teaspoons go? Answer- same place as the socks. Check out the pieces that can be bought separately. Then decide one of two things...give the whole drawer away and begin again (and the quality nowadays for the price is terrific) or fill in the blanks with our cutlery which can be bought separately (called loose flatware in the business).
If you’re coming in to the Lancaster store, the flatware is located in the back half of the large yellow building – which we inhouse call the China Store because many years ago, this was all full of dinnerware (and dinnerware is also called china because the English learned the trade from the Chinese who had made china for 100s of years). So many dinnerware companies have left Canada or disappeared totally that dinnerware has moved into 7000 square feet in the back half-still there but not quite as overwhelming as 20 years ago. Welcome to all. Be kind and make someone smile. Til next time.
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