- a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.
There are two pronunciations of souvenir (soo-vuh–neer or soo–vuh-neer) Which do you say?
Perhaps you avoid collecting souvenirs, adding to the accumulation. I have a few examples. A salt and pepper shaker from Yellowstone Park purchased in 1963 by me. A Volksmarch Stein and a ceramic tile from Grafenwoehr Germany where we lived for three years 1983-1986. A dish towel. Christmas ornaments (from my Ohio family’s collection) a refrigerator magnet with Beignets.
In our city there is a shop up on Mt. Washington called love, Pittsburgh where you can get Pittsburgh themed gifts. The Florida pillow was in the U of Florida bookstore but I did not purchase it. The demitasse cup and saucer from a favorite restaurant, La Cucina Flegrea, no longer in business.
Do you keep a souvenir or two or three? Any special mementos of a place you have visited? My sister’s Coney Island Paperweight was a souvenir in Saturday’s gallery.
When my friend Ann sees this post she will write and say “Pitch them!”