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From the OCT/NOV Zephyr: Sowing Clover: Cheap Lives in a Sacred Economy…by Tonya Stiles

An Excerpt:

“It’s a cliché to say that every object has a story. But, when you’re a consummate thrift store and flea market browser, as Jim and I are, the truth is that each of our belongings probably has three or four stories. It is nice to remember, for instance, the day in Springfield, Colorado when I found the little Japanese fingerbowl that now sits on a small table in our kitchen. I know, from the “Made in Occupied Japan” stenciled on its bottom, that the bowl has seen far more interesting homes and times than mine. Other objects in our home speak to the passage of time, the altered economies of life in America. One favorite summer shirt, for example, has provoked my historical fascination lately:”

To read the rest of Tonya’s story, click the image below:


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