#Haiku – Shakers Galore
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! 😉 )
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!
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