Sauce Dish owned by six generations of women.

Sauce Dish owned by six generations of women.

It doesn’t look like anything, just a small, footed glass dish, but it means the world to me.  My grandma, Amy Ruth Harper Taylor (1903-1993), gave it to me in the 1980’s.  Seven matching dishes were also given to my sisters and my mom.  What is so special about this little dish is the note that Grandma enclosed with it.  She said it was called a sauce dish and had been given to her by her mother, Virginia Mae Coate Harper (1874-1950).  The dish had been given to great-grandma from her mother, Candace Coppock Coate (1843-1919), who had been given the dish by her mother, Emily (Milly) Hall Coppock (1818-1904).  Six generations of women attached to this small little dish, probably from the mid-1800’s.  Amazing, I think.

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