Wednesday, December 7, 2011

You never know....

 Ohhhh Snickerdoodles!!!
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Cream the butter and sugar and then beat in the egg followed by the vanilla extract.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  4. Form the dough into balls 1 inch across, roll them into a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 8-10 minutes.
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Today our gift of words comes from my dear Peggy Capri.  She is no stranger to the blogiverse...and hopefully, she will not be a stranger to Writica.  Enjoy!

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One year when my stepmother was ready, many years after she quit sewing, she decreed that we would clean out a closet in her finished basement. She had to go through every drawer in a chest, and each container in the large closet. Perhaps I should be ashamed to admit that I forget some of the stories she told about every blessed card of buttons, dress pattern, box of pins, bag of zippers or pair of shears. She handed me a bag of “bra snaps”… the little tabs on the back on which are attached the hooks and eyes. “You never know when you will need a bra snap”.

There was something about being in possession of that bag that bothered me: it contained several dozen pieces, two from every bra that Myrtle had ever worn, or worn out, plus, I believe, those which came from HER mother. This represented almost a century of collecting, which gives you some clue about what my daughters and sister and I had to deal with later down the road. As I left the city after the visit in which I sorted out the closet with Myrtle, the bra snaps went into a litter bin.

Guess what was the very first sewing notion I needed when I got home? It was only a few hours after my return that I felt my bra “give way”… and there it was. You NEVER know when you’ll need a bra snap!

Cheers
~ Peggy

1 comment:

Frantastic™ said...

Thanks for sharing Peggy. Great story!