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Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge: Day Three — How many ashtrays?

Welcome to my third post for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. I was invited by Terri from https://terriwebsterschrandt.wordpress.com/ to participate in this blog series.

The theme for my challenge is “Inheriting my Grandparent’s crap” 🙂


Vintage Ashtrays

Vintage Ashtrays

My Dad upon giving me these vintage ashtrays said “you have to keep them“… Lets have a little count should we?  2 eagles, 3 deer (or stags?), 2 horses, 1 scotty dog and a cat.

I don’t smoke, my Dad doesn’t smoke, my brother doesn’t smoke and neither do his children.  I don’t believe either of my Grandparents smoked during my lifetime.  I know my Grandfather did during WW2 but he obviously had the good sense to stop at some point.

But I “have to keep them“.

Along with the goodness knows how many fireplace sets, decorative pokers, Victorian fireside ornaments and other extremely heavy metal objects.   We don’t have an open fire.  We have gas heating.


The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you. Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. And actually everyone can join in. So feel free to if you like the idea.
I would like to invite Jaanethough from https://jaanethough.wordpress.com to join this challenge. As I said, it is totally up to each individual to accept whether they wish to participate.


About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


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