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Subject:  Re: Dead Dishwasher Date:  12/13/2012  10:43 AM
Author:  vkg Number:  869547 of 885541

Yeah -even if it's fragile and heirloom - it gets used.

Some heirloom china should only be displayed. Not all heirloom china is safe to use. Testing fragile china for lead can destroy it.

If it has family history, it should be displayed or at least the history should be known to family members. A printed history kept with it would be nice. When clearing out my father's house, we found old china with no idea who it belonged to or any of its history. Most of the dishes were in bad shape, and we didn't keep them. It would have been nice to know the history.

The only ones I new the history was one set of glasses, because as a kid I had broken one. They were put away, and not seen for 50 years.
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