Dorena’s 4,707 Salt and Pepper Shakers

Martin Lee Van Roosendaal II

Story and photos by Martin Lee Van Roosendaal II

On September 7, 2010, Dorena Young of Wallsburg, Utah was inducted into the Guinness World Records for having 3,633 pairs of salt and pepper shakers. As of December 25, 2013, the 73-year-old has gained 1,074 more pairs, bringing her  total to 4,707 salt and pepper shakers.

“I keep saying I have enough, time to quit,” says Dorena, “but you always see one more pair.”

The collection is very unique and ranges from plain glass to themed shakers that are on display over every inch of her home. For example, you can find Disney to the 50 States, and as you browse the collection you will find Bugs Bunny, washing machines, fruits and vegetables, furniture, Mr. Peanut, tractors, giraffes, monkeys, horses and cows, boots, light houses, historical figures, holiday figures, shakers from all over the world, and even Elvis.

“Last summer my sisters…

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