Here we are at the beginning of February with object number five in my quest to document my life in 52 objects. You'll see below that I reference a short story by Alice Walker. My description of her work is simplified and brief and really doesn't do it credit. If you haven't read it before, I urge you to do so. It's called "Everyday Use" and was published in a collection of stories titled In Love and Trouble in 1973.