Ted’s essays

loyal mug

I have a favorite coffee mug.

A couple of days ago, I realized it has been my favorite for a long, long time… that is, in coffee mug years.

My daughters invited me to a paint-your-own green clay studio back in February ’99. How do I remember when they did that? It says so on the cup I painted.

The shape of the lip, and grace of the cup is crucial.

The memories matter.

The theme and art cap it off.

Can you imagine being loyal to a coffee mug for 18 years?

Heck, in our disposable society, almost nothing remains in our lives that long.

In my world, it is not alone.

Grandpa Herb demonstrated to me:
Get quality.
Treat with care.
It lasts.

Works for me.