In my cupboard where I keep glasses and sometimes an important letter that needs a reply like the car tax renewal there sits a glass a egg cup.
It’s nearly as old as me because I bought it at a school fair many years ago and presented it to my mom.
When mom died it was the only thing I wanted to have from her house and my dear Dad was happy for me to have the egg cup.
I have plenty of memories and millions of photos of Mom , but this egg cup was something special to me. When I was a small 5 year old child I had bought it for my mom with love and unquestioning belief that I had found the most amazing present for my lovely mom.It is made from cut glass and quite chunky , it really is too nice to use for an ordinary person , I must have thought and to me my mom wasn’t ordinary, none of our moms are ordinary are they at 5 years old? they are the most important people in your life and you love them with a fierce passion. So I had found the perfect gift for this lovely person in my life an egg cup fit for a princess and mom was the princess so I was thrilled to have found something so special for her.
I am sure that as she accepted my gift back then she herself must have been filled with love for me her 5 year old daughter and that is why it is the most loveliest gift she received from me. There were lots and lots of other more elaborate gifts that I gave her over the years but that egg cup was still in her cabinet when she died at the age of 91 years old. Imagine if that egg cup could talk , what would it have to say?