Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Straws and eulogies

We go through lots of straws at our house. 
And since I have limited kitchen drawer space
 I kept thinking of the straw dispensers on the counter at Newberrys
where my Grandma would take me to get rootbeer floats back in the 60s.

Sort of like this...

So I checked on Amazon and sure enough I found one.
I've had it a few weeks now, and I love it. 
So nice to have easy access to a straw, and I like the old fashioned look.

My grandchildren especially love it.
They just lift the lid and the straws fan out into a circle, so they can choose one.

It makes me think of my Grandma even more often than I already do.

On another note... Do you like to read eulogies? I do. 
And this one by Steve Jobs' sister is especially interesting, and touching. 
It's worth reading, especially the ending...but don't skip ahead. Read it here.


Karen Mortensen said...

I love it. Makes me want a milk shake though.

Susan said...

The eulogy was so interesting. I'd love to know the actual dynamics of his childhood. A sister he didn't meet until adulthood, another sister at his bedside. What's the story? Aside from that, I loved the eulogy. I am currently listening to his biography. So interesting to hear all the ins and outs of the business and his vision and exactness. Thanks for sharing. Love your straw holder. I keep mine in a pitcher in the cupboard as I don't want to use up sideboard. I can see why the kids would love it! Love, Susan

Grandma Honey said...

Susan~ I think the sister who gave the eulogy was his birth sister (his birth mom went on to have other children I think)...and the sister by his bed must have been his adopted sister he grew up with. I hope I got that right. I was thinking of reading his biography...let me know if it's good, okay Susan?

Sue said...

Just beautiful, Jill. Thanks so much for calling it to my attention. I would hate to have missed it.


PS. I love the straw holder, too. Isn't ebay cool??

grandmapeg said...

I loved those straw holders! I'll have to think about getting one since my grandkids are always wanting straws when they come here to visit.

Lisa said...

Loved the straw holder & loved the eulogy. I saved it as a pdf it was so great. Makes you wonder who he saw waiting for him. Very moving.