We had been buried under rich forest soil, leaves and moss for many years...
And then on a warm October day, we heard it!
The footsteps and rustling above us...someone was digging us out!
A curious woman who saw the glint of glass in the sun, poking out the side of the creek bank.
She brought us up into the light, wrapped us gently in her jacket and took us home.
We looked a bit rough after all this time.
Some of us dating back to the 1930's...
Rain and snow and mud covered our shine and kept us hidden from view.
Dirt became embedded in our creases...
Then she stood us all up in a line to get a good look at us...
Maybe we look a bit rough now, but back in the day!...Oh we were bright!
Placed high up on shelves, we had purpose!
Coloured liquids filled us up, medicine, perfume, food and whiskey!
We had special tasks...each and everyone of us, until one by one, we were emptied,
tossed into the dump and eventually plowed over the banks of the creek.
Long forgotten, some of us broken beyond repair and recognition.
Until this fine Monday afternoon, when Lady Luck smiled on us and brought us back to life!
Cleaned us up with warm soapy water, man! did it feel good!
Now we sit gleaming in the sun with new life...
Even one of our little corks was saved...
Re purposed once again, even if it's just for show...
Just knowing that somebody out there cares!
What a day!