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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Christmas Cooking/Baking (not recipes) (10/16/08)

TITLE: BAKE ME A MEMORY
By Laraine Hemrick Horney
10/17/08


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One of my fondest memories of Christmas is that age-old tradition of gathering with other gals to bake cookies. My mother always baked at Christmastime when I was little, so I suppose I was trying to re-capture that feeling. So, I invited a few others moms from the homeschool group over for a special baking day.. The kids that participated ranged in ages from 4-7, and the moms….well, who cares our ages? Anyway, five gals in the kitchen making cookies would have been fun enough, but we decided to dress like the 1950’s, donning full skirts, old fashioned aprons, red lipstick and 50’s rock and roll music. The kids played and periodically helped as we danced and shared favorite recipes from our own childhoods.

What I especially remember about that day was not the cookies, although I am sure that they were delicious, but the fun, and the memories that we made. Each of the moms reflected on character traits and memories of their own mother, of how she impacted their life. Some had memories of a cherished grandmother and her recipes, or some way that she impacted their lives.

When all is said and done, I pray that my children and my friends have fond memories of times that we have shared, lessons learned, and friendship treasured. That would be a recipe worth sharing!


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Dee Yoder 10/25/08
What a fun time that must have been! This is a wonderful idea to share with homeschool groups-a cookie bake-off.
Joshua Janoski10/26/08
Christmas is a wodnerful time to share memories and pass on traditions. This sounds like it was lots of fun, and I'm sure the children will remember these moments for many years and pass them on to their children someday.

Thank you for sharing this. :)
Sharon Kane10/27/08
I could just picture your kitchen with you all dolled up 50's style. Nice descriptive writing
Marlene Austin10/28/08
Nice personal memoir filled with lots of fun. :)