Monday, December 29, 2014

Cookies and Milk and Life

Think what a better world it would be if we all — the whole world — had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.
Robert Fulghum, American author, in All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (1986)

Driving up the highway, Mom and I went back in time as we entered Jones Bakery. Today it looks pretty much the same as it did in Christmas of 1910. Children stretched themselves to see over the counter; first to point out to their dad the various baked sweets that he should buy and then to carefully select the penny candy, piece by piece, for which they held out their own money to the clerk. How many times has that scene been played out over the eons and across cultures? The child in all of us comes out in moments like this.


  1. Happiness is...peanut butter...
    - or especially a peanut butter and Marmite sandwich !!


  2. hmmm . . . I will have to take your word on the delights of peanut butter topped with Marmite. I am thinking that it might be an "acquired" taste. ;-) You may have heard that my homeland's governing fathers in their wisdom banned the importation of Marmite earlier this year. Quite a brouhaha ensued and I don't recall it being resolved.

  3. ...ah, that would explain why my application for citizenship was turned down...