A year ago August, we, along with all of our children and grandchildren, rented a fabulous beach house in the lovely little town of Gearhart, Oregon for a few days of family togetherness.
We had a wonderful time.
While there, the kitchen was stocked with these unusual handleless mugs.
Oldest daughter, in particular, fell in love with the heft and the feel of these mugs as we enjoyed our morning coffee and evening hot cocoa in them.
She teased that she was going to sneak them home with her.
When we got home, we both did a little research on the mugs and found that they were WWII military mess ware, and therefore, virtually indestructibly made.
We occasionally found them for sale on ebay and other similar sites for $15-$35 and more apiece.
The mugs are easily recognizable by the logo and little glass blower on the bottom of the mug.
My daughter loved them so much that she frequently looked them up online, hoping to find a bargain.
Mama to the rescue!
While in Goodwill a few weeks ago, sitting amongst the vases, clay pots and ugly flower arrangements, sat 3 of the WWII Handleless mugs in pristine condition for $1.99 each. Score!
A couple of weeks later, in the same Goodwill, again with the vases and such, another mug, this one for 99 cents!
Two for her and two for me!
Drinking my coffee out of one of the mugs, I think of my WWII Navy veteran Daddy on board ship, his hands wrapped around one of these mugs, filled with the strong, black coffee he loved.
It makes me smile.