Foie Gras.

A few weeks back we made a quick run to Chicago to gather the last few things we left behind. Instead of stray nails and screw heads, we thought leaving a few items on the walls of our condo would make potential buyers feel more at a home. Needless to say, this was a silly notion.

Those of you who are familiar with The Shipley-Green Collection know that it’s quite eclectic. The “Hamburger” sign in the kitchen. The tornado screen print in the spare bedroom. The radiator company logo in the dining room. It’s all junk, but we like it.

The weekend trip back was accentuated by a boozy Saturday night with a host of old friends. All was well, until roughly 3AM when I discovered that one of the pieces most dear to my heart was missing.

Indeed, the trio of porcelain ducks hanging above the toilet had lost a child. I immediately had a suspect in mind and it turns out my suspicions were correct. The accomplice says he’ll send the duck back. However, based on my history with the Chicago postal service, I’m thinking a quick trip back up north would make more sense. That is, if we ever want to see the duck in one piece again.

Hang in there, my porcelain friend. We haven’t forgotten about you.


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