Re: [CandlewickCollector] Earthquake damage!
Your email reminds me of the panic I feel every Spring as tornado season springs
upon our area in southwest Missouri. Most of my Candlewick is packed away
waiting for the bigger china cabinet, but I display some of my favorites in the
dining room cabinet. Having lived through one devestating tornado, and with
threats all spring and summer, my heart chills everytime I hear the sirens and
realize there isn't time to get to safety with precious possessions. You are
right about life being precious at that point--makes me realize who's really in
I'm so glad you, your house, and your collection made it through without a
"Deborah Garner-Madsen" <Deborah@...> on 03/07/2001 02:47:05 AM
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Subject: [CandlewickCollector] Earthquake damage!
I haven't written in awhile, but I do read the posts every day.
I live in Tacoma, WA, and as you all know by now, we had a 6.8 earthquake last
week. I only live a few blocks from work, and after the quake, all I could
think about is my glass china hutch w/ my candlewick. I have my hutch tilted
back with wooden shims just a hair, thinking at least this would help the case
not to tip forward. My candlewick is packed inside as I really need a new
case. Most of the plate and relish pieces are on the holders that display the
piece standing up. During the quake, the doors on the side of the case flew
open, and all the tightly placed pieces sort of did a dance, shifting to the
back of the case. Not one piece came down, or broke! There is something to be
said for too many pieces in a case!!!! I feel sooooo lucky. (oh, ya, my
house is okay too.)
Many years ago, I bought a product called Museum Wax to put on some plates and
other misc Lenox collectible I have to secure them on their display rack. (BTW,
they all stayed in place) I always thought about using it on my Candlewick, but
just couldn't bring myself to put the stuff on the clear glass. I am one of
those who puts most of my glass in the dishwasher twice a year....I know,
everyone thinks this is awful, but I have not had any problems, and I think this
is because of our soft water. Plus you would see the was thru the glass
shelves. However, I may rethink this.
Also, as an insurance agent, wouldn't you know I have never insured my
collection. I am checking into the possibility that my Homeowners coverage may
insured personal property on a All Risk basis (doubtful) , and then maybe I may
schedule the glass. Even with earthqake coverage, it would not be benefical for
my collection when you consider total damage and deductibles. A collection of
about $7,000 is precious to me even tho I just can't afford to buy anymore these
days as my husband is disabled and I am the breadwinner these days.
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
I was so happy to hear that the earthquake did not break any of your
Candlewick or damage your home. You were very blessed ! We saw the pictures
on TV and the damage was terrible out there.
Awhile back, a person representing a Museum Wax product sent me a sample. It
seems to work quite well. I think I have an address around here somewhere for
how to order the product. I am glad you haven't had any problem with
putting your Candlewick in the dishwasher.