I'll Always Have My Tea Cup

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I'll Always Have My Tea Cup

I'LL ALWAYS HAVE MY TEA CUP
With amusement I've watched and heard my sister and mother relate the latest events of the BBC series Downton Abbey.  I will admit that the characters seemed to be living through emotional conditions that related as well to contemporary life as they did to that period drama.  Set in England for 14 years around and after WWI; cultures everywhere were changing.  The manners and costumes became items to research for my sister and mother.  Every new episode brought new clothing styles, new inventions, and new soap opera type drama that after analysis they shared with me.
One store located 25 miles from my Mom (Bonnie) offered a free Downton Abbey ceramic cup for the first 100 shoppers.  Mom was first in line the first time offered and in line for the next three years when the giveaway was repeated.  They were proudly added to her cup and mug collection. This reminded me of how collectors are so important to eBay sellers and buyers.  Searching for that special item becomes an easy and pleasurable detective hunt for buyers.
Well, Downton Abbey is finished with a happy ending for all involved (except the characters the writer killed off in earlier seasons).  As a tribute to the last episode my Mom wore an English style hat (pictured below) and made English tea.  In addition she took a photo of a prized Downton Abbey cup as she sipped tea and sighed that all good things come to an end.
However, she said,"I will always have my tea cup."
Happy collecting to everyone!
                Roger                                                                     Bonnie    
                             
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