Once upon a time, two fairly simple people got married, intending to live out in the country, which they did.
One of their wedding gifts, given to them by one of the husband’s sisters, was a glass cocktail shaker with a silver top and four tiny cut-glass cups.
The wife put the shaker in a cabinet and forgot about it, and used the cups to hold small amounts of ingredients for cooking or small amounts of sauces for dipping or tiny bouquets of wildflowers gathered by the couple’s children.
So, thirty years passed.
One day, the husband said, “The juice I mix in this plastic pitcher always settles. What I need is a pitcher I can shake.”
Don’t you just love a happy ending?
WRITING PROMPT: Write about a forgotten wedding present that comes in handy in an unintended way. Yes, I’ve seen CASTAWAY. ~grin~
T. Lee HarrisJanuary 5, 2012 at 11:30am
I also use a cocktail shaker to mix cornstarch and liquid for sauces and the like. Re-purposing FTW!
Marian AllenJanuary 5, 2012 at 3:24pm
Yes! I love re-purposing. 🙂
DamyantiJanuary 6, 2012 at 3:41am
Hiya…Happy New Year! Lovely story 🙂
Marian AllenJanuary 6, 2012 at 8:37am
Thank you, dear lady! And happy anniversary!!!
Nicholle OloresJanuary 12, 2012 at 9:14pm
What a great lovely story. Using shaker mix for re-purposing is great and we probably use it too. Continue be happy Marian! 🙂
Marian AllenJanuary 12, 2012 at 10:04pm
You, too, sweetie! 🙂
Dean DiazFebruary 7, 2012 at 12:11am
I was inspired by this story, and reminds of that “even things are simple and little in form they still have their own value and purpose”.
Marian AllenFebruary 7, 2012 at 9:15am
So true, Dean, and you put it very nicely, too. 🙂
Dean DiazFebruary 8, 2012 at 10:17pm
Thanks for always welcoming me, Honestly speaking I’m glad I found this site that contains useful information and tips I learned and inspired by lots of things. 🙂 I would surely check regular updates with you ma’am Marian 🙂