Monday, 10 January 2011

A mystery.

 The strangest things turn up in junk shops and at car boot sales.  This tin being among them!
It has no country of origin on it ... but I'm guessing America.
However, what is described as "Blueberry" looks more like "Blackberry" to me.  
An internet search has uncovered absolutely nothing about Elizabeth's Blueberry Drops!  I wonder if anyone who reads this has any information about the company or even just the country from which the tin came originally.
 Clearly the purchase was simply because of the name ... and I like old tins ... and I like blue ... so basically it had everything going for it.
 Sometimes it is used for sugared almonds ... and that smell now lingers in it ... even though the contents at present are some lengths of red raffia!
Meanwhile the dogs continue to provide innocent amusement and a bit of extra work.  They do get on very well ... and for that I'm rather grateful.  Eliot once again demonstrates his powers of destruction on the indestructible tough rugby ball for big dogs ... I'm not sure what sort of toy you'd get him that he didn't manage to shred eventually!

Holy Jesus, every day
keep us in the narrow way;
and, when earthly things are past,
bring our ransomed soul at last
where they need no star to guide,
where no clouds thy glory hide.

Church Hymnal number 189 verse 4
William Chatterton Dix


Curate Karen said...

Very perceptive to notice the 'blueberries' are actually 'blackberries'. I probably wouldn't have noticed... Your reference to sugared almonds brings to mind pleasant childhood memories and smells, too. :)

Dreaming beneath the Spires said...

Oh you have a long-haired border collie. He looks just like mine, except that my dog, Jake, is a short-haired border collie.
I love that breed!