Thursday, May 2, 2013

"I don't know why you keep the things you do?"

"I don't know why you keep the things you do?" said the husband to the wife.
Oh wow...I was amazed, a little dazed, and I have pondered on that mere statement now for a couple of days.
Well..there is this old out of date wood cook stove in my kitchen. I will admit sometimes it has been a hindrance when trying to arrange or rearrange the kitchen.
Let's remember last year when that ice storm came through and everybody was powerless. Boy that eggs and that bacon along with the biscuits and gravy was pretty good and it did make a pretty yummy pot of pintos. I also found it refreshing when your daughter that was staying said, 
"This is fun! It's like camping out."
I do have a lot of old coffee pots and rolling pens and things like that stuck all over the place.
Yes, there is that old shaky cabinet that was my grandma's. I can't seem to get rid of that old thing.
But while others are trying to get that wonderful cracked and layered paint look,  
We've already got it.
Where else am I going to keep all those cookbooks that I seldom use?
I know...this is junky..but I love this little brother and big sister. 
I use to tell Hannah and Louis it was them.
I'm glad I never pulled out all those useless nails everywhere. 
When you bought my that nice set of pans for Christmas( I have enjoyed the new pans.)
It caused an awful problem and this little #3 skillet that was Grandma Dorothy's little pan kept rolling out of the cabinet and it nearly got my toe.
I also liked it when Jack wanted to know if it was a real pan and I said yes and I told him that my 
Grandma would often make herself a small pawn of bread in it.
I do habitually keep old jars. 
I think this one looks quite nice with the flower it takes your eye away from the wrinkly table clothe.
Today I liked the little blue mason but someday  it might be a old mayonnaise jar or pop bottle.
now this is the question in my mind:

Where you confused?
Did you not notice that screen door you just swung open when you walked into my world?
Did the lack of air conditioning and the wind from the fan leave you dazed on a warm summer day?
and with all this thought I have no apology or excuse.

Oh my...a little sun is peeking through the clouds. 
I guess there's always hope even on a rainy day.


  1. LOL I love all of your "stuff" that you keep. And most definitely do not get rid of the cook stove! I do believe he just forgot who he was talking to.

    Great photos. You should share them at:

    1. Haha...He never suggested I get rid of anything but didn't I make him sound terrible? When he said it I didn't say much I really didn't want to know what he might be referring too.

    2. LOL I wouldn't have said much either!

  2. Sometimes our husbands just don't understand, but then sometimes I as a wife don't seem to understand him. This post should remind him that your "collections" are not only precious to you, but come in pretty useful sometimes too !

    1. Very true. Kathy, thanks for the visit. Have a blessed day!

  3. I would love that cookstove...hubby would too. :)

    1. Thank you. I think everybody needs wood cook stove. They come in very handy and I think the flavor of the food that come off it is just better. lol..

    2. Hi Lynn,
      I shared a link to your beautiful wood stove over at On The Homestead...stop by and check it out. :)

  4. What I would give for that charming beauty! You should consider yourself lucky to have it - especially, since it can cook up a storm during a storm!!

    Following you back!

    Poppy :)

  5. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love this stove!!! I have a thing for vintage stoves and would love to own one some day. At the moment I'm a bit attached to my convection oven and self clean cycle. Thank you so much for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop! Look forward to having you back again tomorrow:


    1. I have the wood cook stove and an electric. I don't use the wood stove everyday. I wish I was better at working my time out. It takes a little more preparation. The hardest obstacle I had was having room for it. I consider my kitchen larger that a lot of homes I'm been in but the stove really eats up the space. Thanks for the visit!