Collector’s Spoon. Still in Original Box.
The box was made in Winnipeg (Canada).
It says “Love is Eternal”, but the way the text is split, I always thought it was something latin.
Love is Et neral. It’s only in pulling it out of the drawer and examining it more closely did I see the text was the more obvious and simple “Love is Eternal”.
Wikipedia lets me know the first souvenir spoon in the US was made in 1890. In 1891, a souvenir Salem witch spoon was made and sold seven thousand copies. Take that in for a moment.
7,000 spoons sold in 1891.
This was a gift. By someone precious to me. Hence its non-thrown away status even though it hasn’t really been “opened”. Should I dedicate a shelf to such spoons? Between Mr. OP and moi we have a few of these “collectible” keepsakes.
Status: Hem and Haw some more. Then throw a coin in the air. I’ve heard this is the best way to make a decision when you are indecisive.
Or search for the original advertisement for the “Witch” spoon and frame it. Might be a tad expensive.
Kill-ratio: 38:3 / ~13:1
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 227 For Considering Eternity.
In case this video doesn’t show up in your locale, this is nothing to do with spoons – other than the band is The Lovin’ Spoonful – performing Summer in the City.
For a fascinating exploration of Salem history I direct you to Streets of Salem – a super blog.
As per usual, thanks to Richard, and John, for inspiring the Alt-Title Untitled post gobbledeegook, and to Ben for the jokes format at the end of posts. I hope there’s someone out there who knows html and appreciates the extra element of the “joke” (no pun intended).