I remember my mother unwrapping these two ruby glass cups. They had been a part of her childhood, when her parents sold their farm in the early 1960's her mother packed a couple of boxes for mom. She didn't know what was in the boxes, the boxes sat in storage for a couple of years before she unpacked the boxes. These were in the boxes. They are engraved Ashley, Michigan. My mother went to high school there. These were midway prizes from a traveling circus or carnival. I don't know if my mother collected them in her childhood, or her mother in hers, or maybe her grandparents. There were a connection to the first place she called home. When I was emptying out mom and dad's house, I slipped them in my bag, a connection to a connection to a place I have never been.