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Macro : My favourite tiny factors
For Macro Mondays.
The theme being my favourite modest things. (And with it a story)
I like cuff hyperlinks but with my job as an antiques restorer it’s not like I get to wear them a lot.
When I was a a child my Dad had an old box that he kept all his cufflinks and tie pins in. There have been ones that looked like old roman coins, duelling pistols and tankards. I usually liked picking by means of all the cufflinks he owned, drawn to the glittery glass gems of this one. The funny factor is that he preferred much more modest searching mother of pearl cufflinks for his job at the bank in the 1980s. These cuff links have been from the days prior to my Dad was … my Dad, back in the showy days of London in the swinging 60s when he had handmade suits with bright silk linings. He has lots of anecdotes from this time, of switching banks over from old fashioned ledger style book maintaining to the new fangled wold of computerisation.
When I left house he off loaded all his old cufflinks onto me, he saw it as clearing out junk, I see them as small precious memories. I make a point of wearing out his cufflinks, putting new associations with the old memories.
By practicalowl on 2011-10-02 21:59:45