As in yesterday’s blog of hidden bits of history between the pages of my cookbooks as I renovate my Culinary Cellar, I find that things keep popping up. Like this old, yellowed receipt from Williams-Sonoma from September of 1988. I couldn’t read it all because it was so crinkled and fragile, but I am betting it was for a large bottle of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla, probably to make my daughter Kristina’s 9th birthday cake, as her birthday was only about a week away.
These two cards brought back some memories!
Our youngest daughter, Kara, loved everything “Waldo” when she was in grade school. Knowing this, I found the birthday card for her 8th birthday, and for some reason, it got lost over the years ending up in the cookbook where I found it yesterday. I bet at the time, I was looking everywhere for it, never guessing I had stuck it between the page of a cookbook. The other card is one I bought for fun, just telling Kara how much she was loved. I probably was going to put it in her lunch bag, as she loved getting little notes from me. It says: There will never be anyone else like you, because you are one of a kind…” And she certainly is.
Finding the cards made me recall how she wanted to dress up as Waldo for Halloween.
Not only that, Waldo also had to greet the Trick-or-Treaters on our front porch! I remember we had so much fun making Waldo. He was a popular guy with the neighborhood kids.
After finding how fun it was to make Waldo, we decided to carve pumpkin after pumpkin.
But what’s really funny is the fold-out tables that the pumpkins are sitting on – they are the same tables that are in the basement at the moment holding up my piles of cookbooks to be shelved! Some things never change…