I am always amazed at how something so simple can create a special moment and feeling in your heart. While shopping at Tea and Sympathy in New York last week, I noticed a woman admiring this Poppy tea cup above. I walked over to her and started chatting about how vibrant the red was on the flowers. Realizing she was from England with her accent I asked her if she lived here or was visiting. She explained she and her Husband were from Yorkshire and she intended to bring home four sets of the tea and saucer cups with different designs. She explained it was Poppy month in England and of course on November 11th at the 11th hour there is a special celebration to honor those lost at Flanders Fields. I remarked the cup was wider and shallower than the ones I had at home and her Husband Colin explained that it was a morning cup. They are wider so the tea can cool off quickly and you can be on your way to work or school and not be late waiting for your tea to cool. An afternoon cup like the ones I have at home are deeper to keep the heat in while enjoying your afternoon tea and conversation. I told her of my blog and my new interest in gardening and she told me of her rose garden and how she enjoys it as well. We then exchanged email addresses and promised to write and hopefully will try and arrange a meeting when they visit next year. With my new cup and saucer in hand I left the store thinking how special it will be each time I enjoy a cup of tea in it. I will always remember meeting Carol and her husband Colin and the stories of Flanders Fields and morning Cups. Walking back to the apartment that day I talked with Stephanie about how special this day had been. A simple cup and saucer created a new friendship, a lesson in tea cups, and most of all a deeper appreciation to all men and women who have lost their lives to War, and Honor those who have served and are serving now. Thank you so much.
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