Sunday, December 23, 2012


(A Weekly Top Shot entry)

When I arrived at work on Friday, there was a box on my desk. Usually this is not an unusual occurrence…especially at this time of year. We get gifts from all over because we have business contacts all over but, this box was different. It immediately brought me back to a place when life was a lot simpler, a lot slower, and maybe a lot tastier.

I suddenly recalled, as a child, going to the local bakery with my aunt or mother for cookies. You know those cookies…the ones that are bursting with butter, dipped in chocolate or sandwiching sweet jelly, coated with colorful sprinkles, or rolled out so thin they became lacy. And when your order was placed, you were guaranteed to find a hand reaching over the glass case with a sample just for you.
With your fingers wrapped tightly around that red and white cord, you carried that box home like it was a sacred treasure. After all, you didn’t want to find any broken cookies when that special cord was cut from the box. Those cookies were joined by a glass of cold milk and, this simple routine, this recurring exercise, became a bit of heaven.  It’s amazing what a simple box of cookies can do for you…it brings to mind comfort, quiet times, security.
All gone!
Dear Robin, thanks for these memories and Merry Christmas!
To all...hoping your Christmas and this holiday season is as sweet and delicious as these cookies were and you are blessed with love, peace, hope, and prosperity in the coming New Year.



  1. These are so pretty...I wish you a Merry Christmas!

  2. Cookie crumbs and strings with which to wrap the heart... love it! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #62!

  3. What a lovely surprise --- one can never have too much butter in cookies! They look delicious.

    Happy Holidays to you, Helene. I've enjoyed our friendship this past year. :)

  4. And a very merry Christmas to you! Wonderful post, as always.

  5. Hoping you and yours have a wonderful day together to celebrate the meaning of Christmas ~ faith, family and friends. Merry Christmas my dear friend...

  6. oh, that is a wonderful gift! looks like your christmas was delicious!!

  7. oh yes..thank you for those memories .. xo

  8. What a wonderful and VERY yummy looking gift!
    I hope you had a great Christmas, Helene, and I wish you a very Happy New Year!


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