I took my pineapple plants outside a few weeks ago. I didn’t take my time adjusting them to full sun exposure, so they’ve gotten extremely sunburned. They won’t be recovering from the damage. I pulled one out of its pot because I wanted to use the pot for something else. Tangled in with the roots was a silver spoon. I had forgotten I put it there.
I found the spoon in the yard of the place I used to rent. The spoon’s handle says “Horn and Hardart Co” on it. After some quick research, I saw that it wasn’t worth a million dollars, so I just stuck it into one of my potted plants. It’s been with me ever since.
When I saw it this time, I decided to take it inside. I must’ve put the spoon in that pineapple plant only two years ago, but I have no memory of it. If I stick the spoon into another pot, who knows how long it’ll be there? Since it was inside, I thought I should clean it. I used Brillo pads on the tougher stuff, and my favorite polish, Simichrome Polish, on the rest. Parts of the spoon are shiny now, but parts are corroded beyond shiny-ness. But now I don’t know what to do with it.
Maybe I’ll stick it into a pot.