Growing up on a farm in western Iowa during the 60's and 70's we had lot of antiques. Of course we didn't call them antiques. We called them Grandma's old crock or Grandpa's old Skillet. We actually used the stuff!!! It wasn't until I was older that I discovered this old stuff that we used was quite collectible and in antique shops. I had just taken it for granted that everyone had an attic full, basement full, barn full, shed full of our ancestors stuff. Midwesterners typically didn't throw things away ... it just got storage away. Thank goodness of all these wonderful things from the past would have been lost.