One of the few things that I have left from my folks is my Mom's silver candy dish (I called it a chalice). And I'm not sure it's silver - plated, or just stainless steel. Anyway, it has pride of place in my lair.
One of the reasons that I keep it is for this particular childhood memory. Enjoy the sharing.
I grew up Catholic. And like any good Catholic mom, mine probably dreamed of me being a priest. She made me a vestment out of an old bath towel (basically a terrycloth poncho) and let me use this chalice as a...well...chalice. So in went the Nilla Vanilla wafers and I said "Mass". It was easier back then since the Mass was in Latin and I just mumbled a few unintelligible words, lifted up the chalice and that was that.
However, I'll always regret drafting the kids who lived next door into receiving "communion." For they were, after all, Baptists. I think they humored me for the Nilla Vanilla wafers.
Which makes me think that the Pope should just change to Nilla Wafers. And milk instead of wine. I'll shoot him an email in the morning.
World Famous Frazier Studio
September 12, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Ansel likes to "hide" on top of the cabinets in the laundry room. I've never seen him get up or get down, but it's a pretty long jump. I'm always impressed by his leaping ability.
Yesterday, I was doing laundry and looked up to see him looking at me with what can anthropomorphically be described as a forlorn expression. I wondered what the problem was. Then I realized that I had piled baskets on his landing pad.
I moved them, but not before I took a few pictures.
The Frazier Castle
September 4, 2020
Monday, September 7, 2020
I looked it up on the web and there are a couple of videos and pictures. The car has been really overgrown even in the last few years. Life does indeed find a way.
Peru, Illinois 41.327294, -89.106071
August 26, 2020