Daily Archives: May 18, 2020


I have a few possessions that make me happy, and that remind me of someone or someplace.

This glass clown is from Switzerland.  I was the ring-bearer at age 4 or 5 in a wedding at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia.  The bride and groom honeymooned in Europe and brought this back to me as a gift.

From Aunt Esther.  This hand-painted pitcher now sits on top of her china cabinet, now in my dining room.

I have several cloisonné pieces I picked up outside of Beijing.

An incense burner I bought in London at the Portabello Road market one weekend.

And this Seth Thomas clock has been my family for generations.