Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The very next week, I was stocking books on shelves and the woman approached me and said, happily, "I found another cruet." and she showed it to me. She told me that she'd told a lot of people about the the first cruet and she giggled and said "C-R-U-E-T; I had to spell it for everybody."
A couple of weeks later she told me, "Now I have three cruets."
I said, "Be careful; anything more than TWO is a COLLECTION, and people will start giving them to you and your house will be full of cruets and you'll wonder how it ever started!" She answered, "Oh, I won't forget C-R-U-E-T, but now I don't know what to do with them."
I told her that when I was young, I used to fill them with colored water and set them in the window and the sunlight coming through was beautiful. She said, "I bet I'm the only one with a cruet collection!"
Oh, yes, tomorrow I am taking a cruet to her for her collection.