HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: MUGS, MEMORIES, & BOOKISH THOUGHTS — APRIL 4

Welcome to another Hump Day.  Midweek musings and thoughts today stemmed from a couple of things:  a blog tour stop at Rainy Days and Mondays for Whole Latte Life; and a discussion about coffee cups inspired by Sheila, at Book Journey, in Meet the Real Coffee Cup.

Therefore, coffee cups are the centerpiece of today’s post.  In Joanne DeMaio’s book (see my review and author bio at the link above or click on the book cover), the characters meet regularly at a coffee shop they hold dear.

The story is all about friendship and connections.  Beautifully celebrated over coffee.  And about self-discovery, frayed connections, and healing.

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Now…in Sheila’s blog post, she described an inspiring story about a blue coffee cup, which then reminded me of special mugs in my life.

Naturally I had to grab three of them and spotlight them in a photo.  Here they are, and there’s a story attached to each of them.

Special Mugs

In the middle is a mug gifted to me by my son and his wife a few months after my first grandson Alec was born.  That was in 1995, and that mug has been through some house moves without breakage.  I’m afraid to use it for coffee, so it sits on top of one of my country cupboards.

On the left is a mug “created” by three of my grandchildren a few years later (one of whom was the baby in the center mug).  It also regularly “lives” on a country cupboard (see below).  The one on the right is a quirky mug I bought in Big Bear Lake one year, just because it was something I connected to….

Speaking of mugs, I regularly drink my coffee from a Coca Cola mug that I also feature on blogs sometimes, both in the headers and in my posts.

What does all of this mean?  I guess there’s a big sentimental core in me that attaches wonderful memories to objects.

Do you have special connections to things you own?  Things that remind you of special people or events in your life? 

Thanks to Sheila, I’m going down this memory trail today.

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13 thoughts on “HUMP DAY POTPOURRI: MUGS, MEMORIES, & BOOKISH THOUGHTS — APRIL 4

  1. Joanne DeMaio

    Hi Laurel, I came across this post and really enjoyed it too. A coffee cup is never just a coffee cup, is it? They say every picture tells a story, but I like to think that every coffee cup does too. So much of our life can happen over a fresh brewed cup!

    ~Joanne

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    1. Thanks, Joanne. Glad you found this post, as it gave me another way to “spotlight” your book with its lovely mug on the cover. You are right that a coffee cup is never just a coffee cup. They do tell a story of our connections and memories.

      I have quite a collection of them, and most of them hold other objects, like business cards, bookmarks, and pens.

      Then there are those favorites I use for coffee.

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  2. Hi Laurel, I finally made it. I seen your post when I was at work this morning but could not comment there. Now I am finally home, spent time with hubby, and NOW that I am wiped out and tired… I have a little time to catch up on blogs…:LOL

    Love the mugs! They are really precious!

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    1. I love them, and I was happy that your post this morning set off a chain of memories, which led to this little showcase for some of my mugs.

      I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with Blue!

      Thanks for visiting, Sheila.

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  5. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    I don’t drink tea or coffee so I don’t have any particular attachment to mugs though when I was teaching I was gifted them quite often and have several that remind me of some special students.

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    1. I do drink coffee, but I mostly use the mugs to hold things…pens, business cards, notes, etc. I am sentimental about some of them, while others I enjoy because they’re quirky or cute.

      Thanks for stopping by, Shelleyrae…and enjoy your week.

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