The Superglued Cow

A post from Kelli–

When Jason and I were in Galena, I didn’t have anything specific that I was looking for.  Dad always said that you go to antique stores to see how much is reasonable to pay at auctions.  I’ve kind of adopted that saying as truth.  I always look at the big pieces, but honestly the house that we moved into is quite smaller than our previous house so we have more than enough furniture.  I mainly just look for little decorations and my favorite ones are ones that remind me of people or experiences.

While wondering through one of the stores we visited, I found this little cow.

Fixed Cow (400x273)
When I was little, mom had one that she kept on the stove.  It was intended to hold creamer I think, but ours held other little things.  All was well until I got home and was carrying everything in the house.  I put the bags on the table and one happened to fall off and I heard a crack.  Before I  even looked, I knew something had broken.

After opening up the package, I saw that the only thing broken was a back foot.  With a little bit of superglue, I had the cow fixed in no time!

Broken Cow (225x400)

Superglue to the rescue!

For a second I felt bad about it..but then I realized that the super glue is all part of this relics story.  I didn’t buy it for perfection.  I bought it to preserve a memory and now it I have a couple more to add to the first one.



1 thought on “The Superglued Cow”

  1. Bonnie Baker Lippincott

    Love these cows. We had one growing up. My Mom bought it to put milk in for coffee. After one use my father refused to use it . . . he didn’t like the cow throwing up in his coffee!

    It, too, became a repository for small things. It no longer “threw up’ in my Dad’s coffee.

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