In college, I had the lucky chance to visit Germany with my choir. One of our many stops in the tour was Görlitz which borders Poland. I'm not sure if you know this, but handmade Polish pottery rocks. And I would have never known this if Josh and I didn't stop in this quaint shop just to look around. The store was only as big as a classroom, but it was floor to ceiling packed with Polish pottery, Wiza pottery.
Funny thing though, while in Görlitz I bought some pottery for my mother as a souvenir of sorts, but didn't buy any for myself... I wasn't really in the stage of life where pretty kitchenware would meet my fancy. Now, I wish I did, because I LOVE it.
Ever once in awhile I'll run across a mug or plate at TJ Maxx, and I'll pick it up... because 1) it's pretty and 2) it reminds me of my visit to Deutschland.
I want to take a second to send out my thoughts and prayers to family, friends and students of Dr. David Weber. I will not claim to be a close student of his, but even the very few times that he met with me, he made a huge impact. He was an incredible teacher.