Cleaning out the garage remains a low priority because the junk has accumulated and multiplied as to be unmanageable. I've finally decided to do it bit by bit. Here's what I found the other day.
My mother-in-law's copper mortar and pedestal were nearly black. They must easily be 60 years old. My copper collection didn't exist when I banished them to the garage some years ago. They are very heavy, can't believe they're made like that anymore. Glad I found them because I now have a place for them and their beauty and history please me.