Dionne Quint Spoons
Originally uploaded by girleddy
My mom bought a box of things at an auction "blind" many years ago for a few dollars. This set of spoons was in the bottom of the box, unknown to all! I was pretty young at the time and of course just had to have them, thankfully I was rather spoiled! I remember going through the box while still at the auction and discovering the spoons. A local antique dealer happened to see them and offered mom $50 for them but she had already said that I could have them so she didn't sell them. This must have been hard for her as we were kinda poor and that was probably 3 or 4 weeks worth of grocery money back then. But she had already said I could have them and would never have taken them back. She asked me if I wanted to sell them (it would have been my money) but of course I didn't, they were too much like dolls to me! My mom was so great.
By the way, in case you didn't know, the spoons are the Dionne Quints. The Dionne quintuplets, born on May 28, 1934, were the first fraternal quintuplets known to survive their infancy. The sisters were born just outside Callander, Ontario, Canada in the village of Corbeil.