Saturday, December 12, 2009


Welcome to Life in Mathews, where Chesapeake Bay Woman posts pictures of wet sand, a few pebbles, some seaweed, and an empty bottle and calls it a post thinks it's exciting. That's because she doesn't get out much.

The other day I returned to a spot at Haven Beach where I'd previously found a lot of glass bottles. Seeing nothing more than a few shards, I started making my way back to the car, when lo and behold I spotted the bottle pictured above.

It's a Bayer aspirin bottle; a really cute, heavy, glass bottle that says The Bayer Company Division along its sides.

What struck me is not that this is an unusual bottle, heavens no, they're a dime a dozen I'm sure. No, what struck me was that it's been so long since I've actually held an aspirin container that wasn't plastic. Come to think of it, there are very few things that do come in glass these days. Even glass jelly jars (which the Chesapeake Bay Family proudly used as drinkware) are slowly going by the way side.

After pocketing this bottle, I returned to the car, but not until I laboriously dragged picked up a huge stump of drift wood. "This will look nice in one of my flower beds," I thought. It was such a nice thought, given that I don't actually have any flower beds. Any bed I do have is either unmade or full of weeds.

I opened the back hatch and turned it this way and that so it would fit inside.

Then sand poured from a hollow cavity of the enormous tree trunk and went all over my groceries.

The End.

p.s. Baby Sis is coming home from Richmond tonight. We will be attending the Mathews Lighted Christmas parade, whose theme this year is Farming by the Bay.

I can't wait.

This is bound to be more exciting than an aspirin bottle and a washed-up tree trunk.

I'm counting on it.


Annie said...

And definitely way more exciting than sand in your groceries! Have a great time!

Mental P Mama said...

Sand in my Groceries. I think that's a song.... Have a wonderful time tonight!

big hair envy said...

Don't forget to take photos of the combines in their regalia!!

joe blow said...

Some my finds. the ring is definitely exciting and rare. It was found 20 feet from Eagle R button near Cold Harbor VA

I like finding history and saving it from development and destruction. Anyone that would like their property searched with a metal detector "free", just let me know. You are welcome to all the finds discovered. I would just like to make sure they are cared for to last for future generations.

I get my thrill from the history and the research.

"There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." Mark Twain

Country Girl said...

I don't know which is worse, sand in your pants or sand in your groceries.

I'm just saying.

Hope you enjoy your evening. Mine promises to be fun, as well. It's the annual faculty party and I love where it's held, at the home of one my my co-workers.

Daryl said...

Having no beach to find things at and no night time themed parades I spent last nite recovering from unpacking all the 'stuff' from the FL condo and discovering a painting and a sewing box were missing .. sigh .. of and the packers who packed the stuff did a semi good job .. at least 10 small framed family photos arrived with the glass broken ..

WV: exhanta - how you feel when confronted with broken memories

foolery said...

I am looking at my glass inkwell found on Gwynn's Island last summer. Still full of sand, missing its lid, badly chipped on the bottom and growing a barnacle that makes it sit lopsided. Our cleaning lady here at work must think I'm nuts -- even more than everybody else does.