55/365 Grandma’s ashtray (broken)

Because it matched the mirror, I pictured this ceramic ashtray sitting on Grandma’s vanity holding an ever-present Viceroy while she applied her makeup. I gave it to Clare and told her its history. After Clare moved out I assumed she’d taken it but when clearing out her room, I found it in pieces and I can’t seem to let it go.


3 thoughts on “55/365 Grandma’s ashtray (broken)

  1. As part of my training to become a Swedish death purge doula, I advise you to get rid of the ashtray.

    On the other hand, I am intrigued by the link Maureen posted.

  2. Maybe now that you have the photo, and have written about it, you’ll be able to let it go? I felt that way about the royal birthday invitation, and have now purged it after keeping it for 25 years.

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