Gramma’s Windowsill

My Gramma White had a drinking bird on her kitchen windowsill in West Seattle. I remember it well. I had one earlier as an adult, but it broke. There was one for sale in Memphis at Schwab’s so I bought it and brought it home. Today I set it up on my kitchen windowsill.

She also had teabag holders on her sill, and I have those too.

It is funny what you remember as a child. What did your grandmother have on her windowsill?

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9 Responses to Gramma’s Windowsill

  1. Michelle says:

    I don’t remember anything on either grandma’s windowsills. But after living with my maternal grandma when I was a toddler, I lived far away from both my grandmothers and didn’t get to spend much time in their homes.

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  2. Cottontailfarm says:

    Oh, my dad’s parents had one of these drinking birds too! I’d totally forgotten about it. Now we need one. 🙂
    My mother’s parents kept a milk glass hen on a nest in their kitchen window. Now it sits on ours and holds my rings when I’m into a messy project.

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  3. Jeanne says:

    That’s really cute!! I’ve never seen one!! I didn’t know my maternal grandmother well, since she lived too far away. However I knew and loved my dad’s mother and spent a lot of time with her. She used to have an eye wash cup/glass on her kitchen window sill. I never saw her use it though.

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  4. Jeanne says:

    Yes, Michelle is right. That was in the days before eye drops were available. Google ’em! Even as a kid, I thought of them as rather “germy!”

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