One of the things I chose from a box of my grandparents' things was a collection of silver spoons. I brought home about a dozen of them. This weekend, while the roommate and I settled down to watch a couple episodes of Monarch of the Glen, I polished silver.
These five are all engraved with my grandmother's name, Ruth, on the front. On the back they are all dated: 2-28-15, 2-28-17, 2-28-18, 2-28-19, and 2-28-20. Yes, that's her birthday.
Seeing as she was born on that day in 1914, she didn't pick out these spoons herself. They must have been gifts from someone else.
I wonder who bought silver spoons for the baby girl? Her parents? Another relative?