Years later when she died, I saw them again, carefully lined up in boxes at my parents' home. I am now the proud keeper of Grandma's collection of plates. While I don't have them displayed on the walls in my home, I do have a few out here and there. Someday I hope to display more of them.
One thing my Grandmother did with her items was to label them. The label on the back of this one is a piece of masking tape, stating who she received the plate from, and when. She received this plate for Christmas in 1944.
Hard to believe that she wrote "old" on the label and now I'm looking at it 65 years later.