|A sprig of new growth from|
Boulevard Cypress tree
which has such a wonderful scent
that reminded me of Christmas
1. Finding a recipe for pumpkin pie that didn’t require making and rolling out pie dough, plus it was very quick to make and was more than just pumpkin custard baked in a pie tin.
|Easy to make|
pumpkin pie that
reminds me of
2. Stew season
3. Looking through old post cards that once belonged to one of my mother’s half-sisters
There were a lot of post-cards that my aunt must have bought when she and some other women went to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. I had earlier discovered a newspaper article about her intended trip.
4. Learning new words while considering the subject of a Six Sentence Story I wanted to write this past week
The cue word was keepsake and I thought about a few keepsakes some people have. In the process I learned the word deltiologists (collectors of postcards) and phillumenists (collectors of matchbooks and matchboxes).
5. Receiving a replacement for a recalled product my husband uses
We are thankful the company was providing a part that he could use to ensure his safety until the new product was produced.
6. Becoming aware this week that both the battery operated receiver and the doorbell batteries died a couple days apart
When the receiver’s batteries died, the receiver was making a strange noise right after someone rang the doorbell. In the second instance, I just happened to see someone standing in front of the door. He asked if the doorbell worked, because when he pushed it he said he hadn’t heard any sound. Even though I had checked the batteries in it the same day I replaced the batteries in the receiver, and they didn’t need replacing at that time, they gave up the ghost a couple days later. If someone doesn’t knock loudly on the door and we happen to not be in the vicinity of the door, we sometimes don’t hear their knocking. Having a doorbell that works takes care of that problem.
7. Discovering that a pair of slippers I have actually can be washed in the washing machine
Now, drying them in the dryer is another matter. Soon after putting them in the dryer I heard a noise in the laundry room, and after investigating saw the dryer door wide open and one of the slippers on the floor! So I took that to mean, Do not dry in the dryer, or at least not in her dryer. Thank goodness for the lock on the front loading washer when it is operating. That would have caused a mess.
When I was in the 7th grade, I took home economics as one of my electives. We all had to buy the same pattern and embroider our name on the front, so when we were in the cooking unit of the class later in the year that teacher could easily identify us. We did get to purchase whatever kind of printed cotton fabric we wished. I have kept the apron all through these years, although I haven’t actually worn it in a long time, but when I was showing it to Vic the other day, he said I should put in on and let him take a photo of me wearing it. He could barely tie the strings. Can you image that? I’m not that slim little girl I once was.
|Me wearing a very old|
apron that I made
when I was 12
9. Living in a neighborhood where the neighbors watch over one another
10. Vic, family and friends
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