Month: July 2013

Tea With Alice

Tea with Alice was amusing, if not, slightly charming.  My Grandmother Alice enjoyed a spot of tea, Earl Grey being the tea of choice.  Alice used a cooking pot to boil the water before transferring some of the scalding liquid into a metal teapot to warm it up.  Then, my grandmother would take a minute timer and tip it over, the sand slipping through … Read More Tea With Alice

English Monkey

Hello, Darlings!  It’s Alice, returning with a simple dish to grace your table.  Today’s dish is, English Monkey (For the Love of Mike, I have no idea why it is called this intriguing title!). http://www.eatingoutloud.com/2008/11/have-you-ever-eaten-an-english-monkey.html  English Monkey      Soak half a cupful of stale bread crumbs in half a cup of milk fifteen minutes; put one heaping teaspoonful of butter into chafing-dish; add one … Read More English Monkey

Life Lessons Inside The Glass House

My father enjoyed gardening, in particular, growing prize chrysanthemums, which he would enter to show.  Every fall, dad would choose the best of the mums, name some after his girls, and take the blooms to the Royal BC Chrysanthemum Club show event.  Dad would ready for the show the night before, carefully choosing the perfect blooms.  Next, dad cut the long stems, gently pulling … Read More Life Lessons Inside The Glass House

Word Press Challenge~ A~Z

Word Press Challenge~ Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.   Piece of Memoir A~Z Always you cross my mind. Because of you, I always think twice.  Cautiously, I peek through the window, called Life.  Desiring only … Read More Word Press Challenge~ A~Z

A Life Lesson

A Life Lesson “After a long, long time she reached an important conclusion. She was never going to stand by and say nothing again.” ― Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses [1] There is a beautiful children’s story titled, The Hundred Dresses, written in 1944 by, Eleanor Estes. [2]  It is the tale of a poor Polish immigrant’s daughter and this young woman’s illustrations of the one … Read More A Life Lesson

Madrone

Like the arbutus She stands tall, magnificent Facing the ocean, fiercely rugged The wind howls, poised to fight Beating her, whipping, pushing her back Like the arbutus She stands strong, magnificent. Like the arbutus She stands strong, resilient Facing the wind, a survivor The gusts bending her frame Hitting her, pounding, pushing her back Like the arbutus She stands strong, magnificent. Like the arbutus … Read More Madrone

A Tip From Alice~

Darlings, It’s time for another tip from Alice’s Cookbook, Us Two~A Collection of Personal Recipes Adapted For Two Persons, Jennie B. Williams-1909. This particular prized piece of advice comes from the back of a scrap paper tucked into the cookbook for obvious safe keeping. To those of you who have gilt frames and are wondering how to shine them, Alice suggests rubbing the frame … Read More A Tip From Alice~

Daily Prompt~ WordPress

If one experience or life change results from you writing your blog, what would you like it to be? “Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you’ve been assigned.”  ― Mike Murdock~Goodreads, Quotes About Compassion The one life change that I hope results from writing a blog, is heightened compassion for another being. Often we assume that we know the whys of actions … Read More Daily Prompt~ WordPress

My Grandmother Alice’s Trifle

This is Alice’s recipe for, trifle, as found in her cookbook~ Us Two Cookbook~ Jennie B Williams, from 1909- Gaskell-Odlum-Stabler Limited, Thomson Stationary Co. Limited, Vancouver, BC. Any kind of stale cake, sponge or pound cake preferred, one tablespoon of wine (sherry), one tablespoon of brandy (Alice loved a shot of brandy!), strawberry, or raspberry jam, one half-pint of cream, one and one-fourth cup … Read More My Grandmother Alice’s Trifle

It Is Always Winter

When I recall my father, it is always winter.   I’m not sure why that is.  Upon calling forth memory, I visualize his smiling face, then, a postcard-screened scene of the perfect winter appears.  Snow, blanketing the ground.  Frosty shades of blue, the softness of the scene, like peering through mohair.  Sunlight streams through the dancing flakes of snow. Evergreens dusted, branches bending, sunlight streaming … Read More It Is Always Winter

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