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Paradise Beer Mug

Paradise Stein
Paradise Stein
Hand-decorate ceramic
Acquired December 2002,
at L&L Flea Market,
Jeannette, Pennsylvania

This is one of those head-scratching objects that is made even more funny by the inscription on the bottom. You have to wonder about the relationship between Connie and her "darling husband" for this to be considered an appropriate gift.

The fun of speculation is part of its appeal. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall as Connie's husband opened this gift. Did he gulp out a "Gee, uh, thanks honey" or was this some kind of inside joke about their relationship? Did he ever actually drink a beer out of it?

Who knows. I can't help but point out, however, that the fact that I picked up this treasure at a flea market for $8.00 does not bode well for the success of their marriage.

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