I am a lover of tea. I believe I got this from my grandmother on my Mom’s side. Grandma Braden was a very proper lady. She had a house full of lovely things, and took great care of both the interior and exterior of the place. She was a hard working woman, and loved God. I often think of her when I drink tea.
My parents bought me a little ceramic tea set as a young girl, and I used to sip out of it. Mom would make me tea and I would enjoy real sips of the beverage at my tea parties(always with real friends or siblings rather than dolls and stuffed animals); it was fun, and social, and made me happy. It was more than just tea: it was friendship, and memories, and family.
Most of my family love coffee. I am the only one who loves tea, though they will sometimes have it, they drink coffee daily. I have an entire shelf dedicated to various loose leaf teas, and a small teapot collection that I have gathered over the years.
Last weekend my mother gave be this beautiful tea cup, so, here I am at the office; Royal Albert “country roses” in hand, sipping on a little cup of delicate earl grey happiness, thinking about how wonderful it once felt to dig potatoes out of the soil at my grandmother’s house and know that they were going to be part of dinner. How wonderful the memory is 🙂
What type of things remind you of your family? What are some childhood memories that make you smile? Please share!