It’s tall, it’s cold, and it once held my pink lemonade flavored kool-aid. It’s an aluminum tumbler from the 1960s, in close-up.
I found two in the back of the cupboard, a red one and a gold one. Here’s why I went looking for them — I saw this set at the Smithsonian Museum of American History last week. Oh joy. Just like my mother used to have…
I think I missed my calling. Clearly I was born to be a museum curator.
Our tumblers held our tea, our ice water, our lemonade — all summer, at the kitchen table, on the front porch, or sitting outdoors on a quilt in the yard. Sometimes they even made it to the table at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Now I’m giving my two to Sam (aka Mr Mid-Century Modern) who remembers a set from his childhood too. I only regret that my tumblers are not as bright and pristine as the Smithsonian’s. I’m still hoping I find at least a couple more.
Here are mine, in clips from my father’s home movies… ready for their close up.
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