I can’t help but be grateful for jars today. Thank you all for putting up with me. :)
I thought I was the only one who loved jars at the level in which I love them. I was wrong. Take a look at Jodi’s jars!!!!! I loved the beginning of her post with her pics…but as I kept reading and seeing more and more jars…I could hardly stay in my chair! Oh, beautiful jars!
Anyway, as the fresh fall produce just keeps making it’s way in abundance into my kitchen…I was suddenly running out of empty jars. That’s saying something because I have over 300 of the delightful jewels.
The day after I used my very last jar to can tomato sauce, I ran into my dear friend Lorna Mae. She asked if I would like some tomatoes. I told her I would LOVE some tomatoes, but I was out of jars to put them in!
Then she said, “Oh Laura. If you need jars, I can give you some jars!!!!!!!!” (Okay, maybe she didn’t say it with that many exclamation marks, but I heard it with that many!)
The next day I went to her house and picked up a basketful of tomatoes and THREE big boxes of jars. And she THANKED ME. She’s hated that her jars have been sitting empty and unused…so she was thrilled that I would fill them up to feed my family.
Here’s where you say, “Laura can we please see your new jars?”
Why SURE. I thought you’d never ask:
Many of them are just your average jars waiting to be filled with delicious food. A dozen of them are wide mouth (my favorite!). A couple of them are antique.
But some of them. Some of them are completely unique and special. It was all I could do to keep myself from jumping up and down in Lorna Mae’s basement!
Look at these beauties:
I’m so grateful that Lorna Mae was so willing to share her jars with me, and that she felt equally grateful that I helped her clear off some shelf space in her basement.
I love how God gives simple gifts to his children.
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