“The COOKS are Warming Up the Kitchen”
“If ever there was a time in the year… for all “COOKS” to come to the aid of their household – NOW – these weeks before Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS are those extra special times to do, that which, only “YOU” extra special “COOKS” know how to do this and that… to make for all of us, just to sit up and beg for more wonderful treats, “You” are that that extra special and very best person, in the whole wide world!”
The above “Special COOK” is the front of a wonderful “HOLIDAY” card… that I had received in 1980… for the Holidays from my Uncle Bill and Aunt Iola McClarren with a very nice two page letter.
I have always saved the mail that I received, especially when it also includes a very nice long letter, to fill me in, with all of the news of that part of the family, and all that they were doing, also including how they were getting on – and all of their plans for the Holidays.
They were getting up in the years with many medical needs, that did need to be taken care of – and like most of us… as we all do get older over over the years, and then… we are not always able to do all of those many things, like they used to do.
When… and this is so very many years ago… we were little, my brothers, Denny and Tommy and Mom and myself, my Dad would drive us, up to Ohio…
These trips to OHIO were taken at least two times a year… for us to visit and stay with the family and spend some time, seeing how they did, all of their farming and taking care of animals, and we did enjoy lots of very good meals.
In fact one year, they even made a “Pumpkin Pie” from scratch in a very special pie dish, that my Mother used for so very many years, and then, when she passed on, I was lucky to get that very same “Pie Dish” and I still have it.
This is a very special pie dish, I have always made “Pumpkin Pies” in it, and they were always top of the line pies, very seldom ever having a slice of leftover “Pumpkin PIE!~”
Something special about this time of the year, with everyone getting all of their cookbooks out to check on prize winning recipes and every baking pie pan and cookie sheet out and preparing the KITCHEN for making memories, that will last for a Lifetime, for all of those invited guests!
Just a thought, to go along with all of the good memories — and that is – this time of the year is so WONDERFUL because, every good COOK and Baker is saying extra special prayers, that everything that they have planned for the “HOLIDAY Menu” will be so very delicious – that all of their friends and family will enjoy these special occasions, with many Prayers for those that provided these wonderful meals at their family get together, and that they will always be invited – because they did enjoy the family get together to the fullest – all these gifts and those gifts that our “Almighty Yahweh” provides for each of us… each and every day… and most importantly for all of us…. and that is…. for all year long! D.V.
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