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Subject:  Re: Dead Dishwasher Date:  12/13/2012  8:16 AM
Author:  tconi Number:  869539 of 902380

We have a beautiful large set of Limoge china which I inherited from my mother who, in turn, had inherited it from her mother. In 2007, we decided to "put on the dog" and used it for Thanksgiving. It was the first time we ever used it.

Have you used it since?
If not, then what is the point?

I have what is left of my grandmother's china and my parents' crystal.
Both get used at least once a week.
Not a full set remains, and we are not careless, but crystal and china are fragile and a small "bump" that might not even make corelle vibrate will break china/crystal - and, in the end, they are just *THINGS*

I have also the silver that belonged to a great aunt.
That is our "everyday" silverware. We don't have stainless.
A few pieces had an unfortunate bleach accident, and have some black spots, which is a shame.
But if we just had it sitting in a drawer, or stored away, waiting for a special occasion, then we might as well NOT have them it all.
(because we never have a bunch of people over)

peace & replacements
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