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…
Birthday cards like old receipts make terrific bookmarks! How fun you are finding all these sweet surprises.
I can’t wait to see what I find next!