Glass goes back 26 million years, but I got a gift just the other day


The other day my sister sent me a gift. It was a pair of drinking glasses. There is a history of glassware in my family.

  • 1964 Milk Glass

    I was born in New Orleans in 1959. In 1960, my family moved to 4110 Morgan Street, in Little Neck, New York. I can remember snowball fights, riding a sled down the street, backyard barbecues, the 1964 World’s Fair, the Statue of Liberty, and watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. In 1964, my family moved back to New Orleans. On the drive from New York to New Orleans, we stopped for breakfast at a Howard Johnson’s. I had not finished my milk when it was time to get back on the road, so our waitress let me take my glass of milk with me. My college graduation ceremony was on May 17, 1981. My 22nd birthday was on May 18, 1981. I left home for my first full-time post-college job on May 19, 1981. I took very few things with me, but one of them was that glass I got in 1964.

  • 1990 Jam Jar

    My brother knows the story of the…

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