Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mammy's wee house.

It was never called anything else ... just ... Mammy's wee house!  There you'd find all kinds of things ... razor blades, a torch spare bulb, a man's collar stud, three bicycle valves, keys to a money box, tokens taken off Robertson's jam pots to be saved until there were enough to exchange for a small badge, a few odd screws and pins .... a collection like you'd find in many homes ... mixed in with a some totally useless things whose original purpose is long forgotten.  Mammy's wee house was where you'd put small items that had to be kept "safe".  
Would it qualify for the 365Project "Vintage" theme?  I guess so.  The history of this small ceramic jam pot is lost ... my reckoning puts it somewhere in the 1940s ... or maybe early 1950s.  
All my life it has been around and now sits carefully protected in the china cabinet.  The roof is badly cracked and held together with sticking plasters!  It could be repaired ... but there's something very 'homely' about the short term measure that has lasted for fifty years or more!  The base is three inches along the front and two and three quarter inches down the side - so it qualifies for "wee". I wonder if it was used for serving jam when new?  
So ends another Sunday.  This morning we had a Celebration of Wholeness and Healing when there was an opportunity to pray for folk and to anoint with oil those who came forward.  The prayers in that service are useful for many occasions. 

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people;
in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion
upon us and all who turn to you for help;
for you are gracious, O lover of souls,
and to you we give glory, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.  Amen. 

Book of Common Prayer
Celebration of Wholeness and Healing.

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