Depression-era glass brings happiness to collector couple

Jim and Leora Leasure are addicted to Depression glass. The couple, married nearly 40 years, has been collecting pieces of the antique glass for 22 years.

Now their modest ranch house in Eighty-Four is filled to the brim with thousands of pieces of Depression glass. Flower baskets, wineglasses, water goblets, sherbet dishes, cordial glasses, water pitchers, vases, candy dishes, candlestick holders, teapots, bowls and animals adorn the shelves.

Three china closets in their living room and two extra rooms are crammed with more of the collectibles.

Leora Leasure smiles when she describes her basement. "I have a Ping-Pong table and a pool table, but I can't find them anymore -- they're under glass," she says.

600450 Depression-era glass brings happiness to collector couple
Date: 6 March 2004

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