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Sunday, December 21, 2014

out the car window....

Well, yeah, I told you Thursday, well, all last week, things were INSANE, pottery business-wise combined with everybody's pet sitting needs..ending when my mom and dad drove over Friday to celebrate an early Christmas. (can you ever celebrate enough???)

BUT looking back, here is another part of the BUSY story.  A week ago, as you also know, I was at an arts fair and an old friend stops by to chat.

she:  hey, do you have any frog on the bottom mugs?
me:  holy CRAPOLA this is crazy, not in my hand at this moment, but at home, in the kiln cooling, I FIRED IT YESTERDAY, what a coincidence!
she: so could I get one?
me:  well, sure, but I don't know if it turned out OK...I am sure it did, but....
she:  well, why don't I pay for it now and get it from you this week?
me:  NO!  Like I say it probably turned out fine, but Murphy's law and all, you can't tempt the kiln gods,  if you pay for it now it will surely be messed up
she:  Oh.  Well, I need one.  My boyfriend's father grew up with his favorite mug that had a frog on the bottom. One day he was traveling with his family and had finished his drink and held the mug out the window to dry and.....when he pulled his hand back in, all that was left was the handle! The rest of the mug had disappeared!

(mugs by Gary Rith)


smartcat said...

OH FEW CYOOOOT!!! I never had one of these, but Proge had a favorite one when he was little. Oddly, I had someone ask for a turtle mugfor next summer!

Barbara Rogers said...

So true...and what a gorgeous frog bottomed mug. Not to mention the first I've ever seen pig-in-the-bottom mugs!

smalltownme said...

Froggie serendipity.

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