Me: Yesterday, I packed away 12 Corelle coffee cups and saucers, 7 milk glass tumblers, an Art Deco sugar bowl and creamer and a cup and saucer purchased from a NJ diner. I sent the box down to the basement to sit alongside my sets of Stangl, the Modern Orchid movie dishes, assorted jade glass pieces. flea market finds and hammered aluminum serve ware. Then I threw away 4 coffee mugs. I'm not ready to make any admissions quite yet, but I am starting to grapple with the question of just how many sets of dishes a person needs over a lifetime.
* Freddie: He was a collector of sets of dinnerware and used different sets for different occasions and different groups of dinner guests.
Me: One of my favorite movies is the 1959 version of "Imitation of Life". In fact, it was the first movie I owned on DVD.
* Freddie: He loved that movie too and would rewind his VCR over and over to replay the final scene where Sarah Jane throws herself on her dead mother's coffin, screaming in grief and regret.
*source: Freddie Mercury by Peter Freestone