Roland and I decided that we needed to replace our disappearing salt and pepper shakers for something that would be easier to fill and easier to spot. I think the ones we ended up with will get lost in the shuffle as the ones we have currently, but they will be easier to fill.
I was reminded of how many sets of salt and pepper shakers my brother and I had given to my mom over the years. So many times her birthday would fall during our family vacation - or shortly thereafter. Patrick and I would pick out gifts from the souvenir shop of wherever we happened to be. I don't recall all the sets we gave her except for ones that were shaped like feet. I don't recall ever having used them. Mom said she did not need the constant reminder of how out of shape she felt.