The big marble in the first pic, was my Grandmas.
She had it ever since her early childhood. She was born in 1903.
That long stone next to it is a wet-stone. I learned the value of keeping your knife sharp at an early age. In the "Thumb" of Michigan is a small community named Grindstone City. You could walk along the shore and pick up these stones like sea shells. This stone has been in our family for years, and it still works just fine....
The bottom 2 pics is why I'm so tired today, we had to broom our cars on the lot because of an overnight snow accumilation. Of course I came dressed for it....Most didn't. Grrrrrrrrrr.
Thanks to everyone that shared their family stuffing recipe'...You all ROCK!!!