Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
China Dishes from Japan
Courtesy Google Search
My brother Allen enlisted in
the Navy several years after World War II, and his ship made ocean voyages back
and forth to Japan.
One day he asked me if I
would like a set of China dishes, as he could secure a nice set in Japan for a
My dishes were an ugly Melmac,
and a set of china for company would be very nice, so I gave him some money and
explained my preference.
“I would like a simple
pattern, with a gold or silver trim.”Perhaps I should have drawn a picture.
Before too long, my brother
returned with a full set of china dishes for me.There was service for 12, including large soup
bowls and smaller desert dishes.Also
there were several serving bowls, a gravy boat, a covered serving dish, two
sizes of platters, butter dish, sugar and creamer, and a tall tea pot.
You would have thought I
should be happy with my new set?But
truthfully the set was far from simple.It was bold orange and gold with large Japanese designs covering the
Rather than show my
disappointment, I thanked my brother for all his trouble and told him, “This is
great.” (And it was in a sense ;) so
much, and so different, and so nice too.
My husband told me to enjoy
it for what it was - - all the way from Japan - - something unusual, and
ornate and it would be a conversation piece each time we used it.
I changed my attitude and
decided to love my new china dishes. Those
beautiful dishes were used for many years, until our daughter was stationed in
Korea.While there she was able to
secure for me a set of white china with a silver trim.