The Plate

Slightly chipped. Its color was yellow, a soft and delicate shade of yellow. The manufacturer was English and she had bought it in the 40s, not long after her marriage. It was small and meant to be used as a salad plate, but when I went to live with my aunt, it was my dinner plate. Harrods department store had a Buenos Aires branch. The plate came with matching coffee cups and saucers. For many years it had been in storage; then my aunt got it out of her special china drawer.

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