Welcome to Life in Mathews, where Chesapeake Bay Woman posts pictures of wet sand, a few pebbles, some seaweed, and an empty bottle and
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
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.
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.