Corny Dish

Your junk is my treasure. The first time I expressed that to someone they understood it as a statement of lust regarding their genitalia, a digression explained by a quick reference to the Urban Dictionary website (#3).

1. junk
1. Seemingly useless rubbish which sits around for months and is inevitably disposed of the day before it is needed.

2. A reference to something of little or no value

3. The male genitalia

4. A kind of chinese boat

5. Heroin

Alas, hopeful junkee, I meant your discarded items (#1), the ones no longer needed or wanted, and found in second-hand shops. Thrift stores full of junk are my preferred kind of junk (#5).

As a girl, my mother had a set of the following corn dishes, complete with baby corn prongs. They fit either end of the cob, and allow a perfect grip for manipulating the delicious autumn veggie into all that butter. I had remarked to a friend about that particular childhood memory not more than a few weeks before I found these in a local consignment store. Thrilled, I was. And hungry. I promptly bought some corn and dug in.

The S & P shakers and the butter dish are also thrift store finds. The butter was bought new.




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