I've had a rough week, mostly because it has been about being sick and also being super busy at work. Not a great combination. While I was at the doctor getting my gastro bug checked out I discovered my old buddy High Blood Pressure was back with a vengeance. Add another pill to the mix. When I dance I now sound like a maraca, but that's festive, right?
Patina. Things with a past. Stories. Inscriptions*. Shine.
Leaving a lens cap and piece of fruit in shot.
Mind you, in amongst that there was mucho goodness. Haircut Day (back to super short), knitting with buddies and Opera In The Domain. Pagliacci, bitches! Even doing overtime at work has its upside, tell the man with the money to come and pay me. On the way home there were luscious fruits to buy, and one gorgeous pomegranate, solid and weighty with promise. Then I thought, maybe my favourite fruits would look nice in my favourite old silver plate pedestal dish. (They didn't, the fruits too big and the dish too small.)
Now, a guilty pleasure chick flick on the teev ("The Devil Wears Prada"). So this new week hasn't had a bad start to it after all. Maybe it'll be weighty with promise too?
[*It reads "Semaphore Carnival. 75 yds Sprint. 2nd. H.G.Toms. 26.1.31"
In the comments Cathy wrote:
Not sure if the cup is a family heirloom, but I would put money on this being the previous owner;
TOMS, HEADLY GORDON
Service Australian Army
Service Number SX3560
Date of Birth 1 Sep 1913
Place of Birth ADELAIDE, SA
Date of Enlistment 25 May 1940
Locality on Enlistment MILLSWOOD, SA
Place of Enlistment ADELAIDE, SA
Next of Kin TOMS, LINDSAY
Date of Discharge 13 Nov 1945
Rank Warrant Officer Class 1
Posting at Discharge 2 ECH AIF (ME)
WW2 Honours and Gallantry None for display
Prisoner of War No
I am just fascinated by old stuff....
Cathy, I think you are right. I bought the cup in Adelaide when I used to live there. Interesting fact, he enlisted in Millswood in Adelaide which is the suburb I grew up in! Plus, he would have been 18 when the cup was awarded, which was a good age to run a 75 yard sprint I think. Thanks for the research and for sharing!]