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Shakers Galore

#Haiku – Shakers Galore

Curiosity roused
Colors delighting a guest
A still micro world

Greetings! I never thought that the first time I hold a hand grenade is when teaching a friend how to make summer rolls in her kitchen. Believe it or not, these are real grenades that have been re-purposed as salt and pepper shakers! Talk about an explosive pair!

I guess salt (sodium chloride) IS a combination of a poisonous gas and explosive metal. Pepper is a compound of hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen. An ultimate power couple! (Bob, I’m pleased to announce that the chemical soap opera continues! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

A few days ago, I had a quaint adventure as I visited a friend. Her precious dogs yelped at me with genuine enthusiasm when I arrived. Boy, was I in for a surprise when I encountered her mom’s cool salt and pepper shaker collection! Over the years, she has received many types of shakers from family members and friends around the world.

My friend’s father built these sturdy shelves for his wife’s collection. What a sweet gesture! It’s all out in the open where everyone can see them instead of gathering dust in a storage box somewhere. All these shakers don’t look forlorn as they each seem to belong to a family, though I’m not sure where the grenade shakers go.

This exhibit fascinates me with the same sort of appeal a museum does. I took a moment to take in all the colors, shapes, and sizes. I learned that the first shakers came out in 1920’s and 30’s. It sure has evolved since then!

In response to:

  • Word of the Day Challenge: yelp
  • FOWC with Fandango: forlorn

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41 thoughts on “Shakers Galore

  1. Lol! Well done on ‘spicing’ up the romance in the elemental drama! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    What a great collection that is. Did i spy a Bambi shaker amongst them??

    Funny you should mention Soap Opera… my Daily Funny is on just that theme!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful day (night?) ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thatโ€™s quite a collection! I guess people have a knack for shakers too.. never thought of them as collectibles..

      1. That definitely makes sense!๐Ÿ˜Š I think too for individuals that collect things there’s always a special story be each item that is a treasure beyond the physical element of the item itself. โค๏ธ

        1. Any word can be stretched out to many notes when it comes to music. Like the Maria in the Christmas song or Alleluia during a mass hymn. I thought curiosity was five syllables too, but after my haibun on moving, I’d figure I would check!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

          1. VERY 70’s! – but it brings back happy memories of my teens. ๐Ÿ™‚ ( Yes – i admit to wearing platform soles back in the day – did you see the lead singer’s?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Hey,

    Iโ€™m working on my debut poetry book.

    I am preparing a mailing list. Would you like me to add your e-mail address please? If so, can you share it with me?

    I donโ€™t plan to do it like hard core promotion, I will just inform you when itโ€™s available and when there is some huge fluctuation in price (sale etc.), as on WordPress reader posts get lost in stampede.

    That wouldnโ€™t be more than 5 to 6 times a year, max.

    Wonโ€™t bother you with unnecessary e-mails, promise!

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I think especially if it’s a small thing like shakers so it’s easy for friends and family to give as a gift. It becomes a community project in a way as they start contributing pieces on birthday and Christmas gifting times.

  4. Thank you so much for posting Mom’s collection on your blog. She just read all the comments and thanks everyone for their kind words. Remember your always welcome in our home.

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