Here is proof of the old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
This port crock was decluttered from our home some time back. I actually can’t find evidence of it on my blog so I can only assume that I filed the photo in the wrong file and it has never featured as a daily declutter item. Which only makes this story even more of a funny coincidence. I am also therefore not sure whether we donated it to the thrift store or sold it on eBay. The photo was taken in February of this year.
However the story goes like this. My husband walked into the office of one of his colleagues yesterday and noticed an object on his desk. He asked how it got to be there. The colleague informed him that is was given to him by another colleague to keep as a precious relic of Unit history. On closer inspection my husband confirmed that it was the very same port crock that we had decluttered same time ago. There was a unique paint imperfection which made it stand out from any other similar crock. It commemorates the 21st Anniversary of 3CRU (No.3 Control and Reporting Unit,) a surveillance unit of the Royal Australian Airforce. If we had known it was “so precious” we would have donated it to the unit ourselves. My husband however was quite amused by it all.