“Lent some money to a blind guy the other day.  Said he was going to pay me back the next time he saw me.  Wait …”

One of my favorite (do I say that a lot?) meals is a pot luck.  Our family is famous for these, especially for holidays.  We all bring something yummy to eat, set it out on the counter, and nibble all day.

One of my dilemmas when attending such a pot luck had been what to use as a serving platter or bowl.  I certainly didn’t want to bring something on paper plates or in an old hubcap that we weren’t using anymore.  And then …

One day while shopping at my favorite thrift store I saw this lovely bowl.  You guessed it.  Before I attend any potluck I now go to my local thrift store and purchase a platter or bowl for a dollar or two.  Then, when I bring my offering, I make sure to tell the host that I don’t need the bowl/platter back.  If they happen to think it’s ugly and they make sure it goes home with me, I can either donate it to the thrift store again or save it for the next pot luck.

Sometimes I amaze myself!


This is a glass bowl I purchased at the local thrift store.  You can barely see it because it’s transparent but, trust me, it’s lovely.


Here is a bowl that you can actually see. No, I don’t take lemons and limes to a potluck, but considering some of the other foods I’ve taken, that might not be such a bad idea!  If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  If life gives you limes, make margaritas!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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