Tuesday, September 03, 2013

It's Only a Glass

I become attached to the strangest things.

I was saddened recently when I went to drink out of our one-and-only Welch's Looney Tunes glass and discovered it had a big chip in the lip. The glass, which holds about 6 ozs., says Copyright 1994 on it, and I imagine that is how long we've had it.

The glass initially served a dual purpose as a jar of concord grape jelly. Glasses like this sell on ebay as collectibles for about $5.00.

Looney Tunes, in case you don't remember, were cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, the Foghorn Leghorn, Daffy Duck, the Tasmanian Devil, Elmer Fudd, Tweety and Sylvester, Yosemite Sam, and other characters. I grew up watching them, as did millions of other folks who were born in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

I think we had several of these glasses at one time. The remaining one features a sleeping Foghorn Leghorn.


Initially I was going to toss the glass into the recycling, but decided instead to bring it into my office and put it into use as a pen holder. The memories will live on!







*These are my photos.*

6 comments:

  1. Well, I am glad you are gonna keep the glass and not throw it away. I do hate throwing pretty old things away.

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  2. I have a lot of chipped cups that are pen holders. And chipped glasses that are now small vases.

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  3. ha, i get attached to silly things too! we had those jelly glasses at one time...they must have all broke as i don't have any now! a pen holder is a great idea!

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  4. We used to have some plastic cups for the kids. One of the colors was the "good" one and the others were OK. Except for the "BAD" one that nobody wanted. It was white and I have no idea how it became bad. I suspect it was because someone they didn't like once drank out of it, thereby giving it cooties.

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  5. A neat glass. I'm glad you hung on to it and found a way to repurpose it.

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