I Lost an Old Friend Today

For much of my life, I have owned (and displayed) an interesting piece of “furniture”.  The piece in question?  An antique Glenwood Inglewood water carboy that I received as a gift sometime in my “tween” years.  It is a thick, heavy glass container that was originally used atop an old Glenwood Inglewood water cooler.

IMG_2336For most of my life, it has sat in a corner collecting pennies.  It has followed me through various moves, sometimes boxed up (I still have the original box) and sometimes displayed. 

A few years ago, I put it in #3 of 5’s bedroom as an added bit of decoration. 

With some impending changes in the world of bedrooms around the ol’ compound – I took it out and set it in the corner next to my computer desk.  It has been there for a couple of weeks.

Today, while doing some home remolding, I happened to drop a small object near the bottle.  I even thought to myself “I better be careful, I might bump that bottle” – but because of the thickness of the glass, and the unlikelihood of hitting it, I was less cautious that I should have been.

I heard a crack.  It was more than just a crack – it was more of a crack, splinter, and then the sound of pouring pennies.

Yup.  I broke my 5 gallon glass carboy.  I am slightly disappointed, but I have no one to blame but myself.

(For the record - It would have been so much better if I could have blamed one of the kids, and then ranted and raved like a lunatic – droning on about responsibility, careful behavior, and respecting other people’s items.)    

So, for the time being – my corner will sit empty.  Void of the coppery disks (in various stages of tarnish) glistening behind the green tinted glass of my Glenwood Inglewood bottle.

3 comments:

  1. How sad to lose something that has been part of your life for so long. Condolences!

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  2. :( :( :( I remember this so much. Wasn't it from Uncle Vince? I used to have a huge coke bottle that was used for the same purpose...maybe it is somewhere in the crawl space that could be used temporarily??? So sorry!!!!

    Sis

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  3. But surely now you get to spend all the cash right?

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