It’s always a pleasant surprise when I come across something totally unexpected, especially family things, things that I haven’t thought about in years and years or things that I didn’t know existed. Things that are tied to my family are infinitely precious to me, as family members are becoming few and far between as the years march on.
When I was cleaning it up a bit yesterday, I saw something that had slipped down into the space between the back wall and the desk top. It worked loose easily and I saw that there were two old letter openers. One looks to be made of copper with the name of a business, David G. Evans Coffee Company. Evans was my mother’s maiden name and I believe he was her father’s brother, her uncle.
David G. Evans Coffee Co.
Coffees, Teas, Spices & Grocers’ Sundries
St. Louis, Mo.
I feel a Google research binge coming on!
The second letter opener is just as intriguing.
The bottom of the duck is initialed D.H. 4/48(?). No doubt I’ll be glued to my ipad for a couple of days!
I love a good mystery!
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