Sunday, February 27, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Westminster Dog Show is going on this week and some of the pictures seemed a bit familiar. Two very different types of events...or are they? Both involve:
- intense preparation
- velvet ropes to separate the VIPs from the ordinaries
- handlers and stylists
- hours spent on getting just the right look
- admiring fans
- preening and posing for the cameras
- winners and losers (and those who are happy to be nominated!)
|Academy Awards Westminster Dog Show|
Possibly the only difference? One event features red carpet; the other, green.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I never knew my maternal grandmother, Susan Inez Shaw Minick (although my cousin and I do share her name). My own mother barely knew her; she was three when my grandmother passed away in 1928, seven weeks after giving birth to her tenth child. I have some reminders of her though (including a lock of her hair!), and think of her quite often.
|Susie Inez Shaw Minick Olin Watson Minick|
I've been told that this was her dough bowl, in which she made biscuits for her large family on a daily basis. Notice the copper patch; apparently my grandfather made the repair when the wood became worn. Imagine making so many biscuits that you wear a hole through wood!
|copper patch in dough bowl|
If the patch weren't proof enough of this dough bowl's overuse, examine the texture of the wood.
|dough bowl close-up|
I've used this bowl on my table and to hold fruit on the counter, but I think it deserves a rest, don't you? For now, it's in a quiet corner of the kitchen, gleaming softly, and serving as a reminder of hard work.
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