Gina stimulates the economy
I am doing my part to strengthen the American dollar by spending ridiculous amounts of money replacing my damaged early 1970s Franciscan Sundance dinnerware. Isn’t it cute?
I bought a huge set of it (dinner for eight!) for $30 years ago from a kindly senior citizen in Florida. I don’t get attached to much, but I love these dishes like they were my children. I also have such lovely memories of my interaction with their previous owner. So the dishes have come with me to every new place I’ve lived.
Alas, seven months ago I began washing the plates in my D.C. dishwasher and, well, their aesthetic values has been compromised. So now I’m replacing the bowls that have been hit hardest. But, wow, look at the cost of replacement Sundance items. Yikes. Baby steps. And no more dishwasher.
Do you have some strange item that means this much to you? Something that would compel you to illogically shell out a huge amount of money to repair or replace it?