Webster’s definition numbers 9 and 10 under the word savor:
‘to perceive by taste or smell, especially with relish
‘to give oneself to the enjoyment of: to savor the best in life’
Giving oneself to the enjoyment of family around the table – a double entendre of sorts: to savor family and food.
Setting the table with family memories…vases from a beloved aunt…
high chair well used by sons, now by their little ones…
silverware from my grandmother…
loving the memories, making new ones………savoring all!
Evocative of childhood………the Snickerdoodle! Just the name brings floods of memories…a neighborhood filled with children, big wheels, hot wheels, tricycles, bicycles, three flies up, mothers exchanging recipes…
On a recent visit, having only heard about the cookies from her Dad, my granddaughter asked to make them.
I unearthed the original recipe shared by my neighbor so many years ago.
(we used all butter, no shortening)
ready to eat!!
Off to Junior Lifeguards the next morning; Snickerdoodles to share packed in her lunch bag.
A current memory made; a tradition passed on!
…holes poked generously into each cooled loaf
eight cakes ‘dampened with whiskey’ wait on the kitchen table
to be carefully wrapped (but not before a sample is shared!), first in waxed paper, then foil; then to be stored for months and months to allow the flavors to mellow, ripen.
‘in four days our work is done’ … but the memories will last forever!
Thank you, Cousin John!
and Bridget, Joe and Ellen, and now Zach for allowing me to share in the memories and the love!
-words do not do them justice-
I shall let them speak to you……….
dedicated to Karen Donnelly Blake in memory of her mother
the wedding deconstructed……… part 2
beautiful gifts from the bride
a most thoughtful and fun gift from an auntie
a new family member – another Mrs. W
…………………filled with gratitude!!!