Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In which Primo shows me the stuff he has brought from his mom and dad's and at least it is not boxes of family photos (with, of course, no photos of me because I was not part of the family)

Primo is packing to go back to Florida for a few days (settling an estate is a long, pain in the neck process), which means he is finally unpacking the big suitcase of stuff he brought back from Florida on his last trip.

He brought back for us

  • A giant container of ground black pepper, which shocked me because 1. I thought I had thrown away all the expired spices and 2. he is a super snob about pepper and has the fancy Magnum pepper grinder
  • A Dyson vacuum cleaner attachment. He had bought a Dyson for his mom and dad and then bought one for us but his mom and dad's had attachments we lack, apparently. This is not something I have ever paid attention to.
  • A silver cake server from his mom and dad's silver. He had wanted to keep the silver but I said I do not care if we have silver and if he does keep it, he will be the one polishing it. I had enough of that when I was a kid. I no longer polish silver. I would have liked it to sell, but whatever. So he sent most of the set to Ted and Ted'sWife in an attempt to get them to quit bitching about the Good Bracelet. So far, no luck - Ted wanted to know why Primo had sent silver. "Thank you I guess" he said. Jerk.
Primo: In the last two versions of my parents' will, there was a $25,000 bequest for each Ted and Jack.

Me: So?

Primo: But it's not in this will.

Me: Nope.

Primo: I feel bad for them.

Me: Yeah, but you are not the one who wrote the will.

Primo: Nope.

Me: And you cannot give them that money. You can't.

Primo: I know.


  1. Replies
    1. Allegedly. They lose flavor, I suppose. I have spices I bought at the Amish grocery near my mom and dad's hometown when my dad died in 1997 and I still have them. I just use more than the recipe calls for. It's fine.

  2. How to clean silver (including silver jewelry!) painlessly:
    Line the bottom of a non-aluminum pan with aluminum foil.
    Put in about an inch or so of water and heat over a low flame until warm.
    Place silver in warm water.
    Sprinkle about a tsp of baking soda in the water.
    Watch tarnish vanish from silver and adhere to aluminum foil.
    Be amazed! (I was LOL)

    1. Can confirm, this is amazing. One of the best things I learned in high school chemistry.

    2. I want to try this! I have a silver chafing dish my mom got me at a garage sale. Maybe I will try it with that. It is super tarnished.


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