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This chamber pot, pitcher and wash basin belonged to my great-grandmother, Ida Matilda (nee Whitmer) Halterman. (If you use the search feature near the top of the right hand column here at Reflections you will see I have written about Ida several times.)
As you can see, it was used, hunks and chunks broken here and there, lots of cracks representing many years of use. I have no clue as to the age of this set. I have owned it for more than 20 years.
(No, I don't remember using either the pot or the wash basin and pitcher when I visited Ida and David.)
I don't see the missing chunks and hunks, nor the cracks, I see the well used, every day belongings of my great-grandparents. I don't see items that have monetary value, but rather, items that were not particularly fancy but very useful. I see the belongings of a farmer and his wife. My treasures, displayed in my bedroom, constant reminders of my heritage and my great-grandparents.
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