Thursday, May 3, 2012
Treasure from My Attic
What have you found in your attic that someone before you left behind? In 1977, this was in our attic. The house was built in 1902. Sometime, between 1902 and 1977, this was placed in the attic and forgotten.
The embossed bottom reads: Crescent News Company
In the center is: price 10 cents
Maybe you can read it.
Does your mind ever make up scenarios that would explain why things are found in unlikely places? Mine does~~
*The cup was in a box and fell out when the box was removed from the attic.
* Someone hid the cup in the attic along with a bottle and went up to have a nip.
* The cup was stolen and stashed.
Okay, those are my only scenarios. What can you imagine that would explain why this little cup, less than three inches tall, was in the attic. There is no ladder for access. The ceiling is 10' tall, so it is no mean feat to get up there.
Now I am curious as to where Crescent News Company is located. Defiance, OH has a newspaper of that name. Or, could it be from the New Orleans area?
Do you remember these little collapsible cups as common items? I do. They worked for water fountains when someone wanted to take water with them. We didn't have bottled water in the 50s. I know Boy Scouts and such still use these. I have seen them in camping equipment areas. They collapsible cups are not as common as they once were. Hopefully, they are no longer made of aluminum.
What is your treasure or curiosity that leads you to wonder about its origin?
What scenarios can you imagine to explain how this came to be on the floor of my attic when we moved in here? Did you ever have one of these? I did but I think it got broken when I was a child. What intriguing item have you found in your attic? Barn?