Sunday January 25, 2004

Purple Prompts #8-#10

There were 10 writing prompts this week on Purple Ink, so I've been posting a few at a time over more than one day. I posted three on Wednesday, four on .Friday and the rest are here.
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    8. List the dishes your mother or grandmother made that you would love to have the recipe for
    9. Name all of the books you have in your possession that you've never read.
    10. What is your most prized possession?

8. List the dishes your mother or grandmother made that you would love to have the recipe for

Ah... but I do have those recipes! I made sure to get them, years ago!

My Nana's cobbler recipe. My Mom's Pork & Sauerkraut. Burger bundles (though I never make them). Lemon sponge pie. Gram's salad dressing. Mom's fried chicken and potato salad (which, sadly, Hubby doesn't care for). Fashnachts. Sand Tarts. Cranberry fruit salad (with or without the Jello). Corn fritters (which Hubby doesn't like either). Mom's fruitcake (say what you will about fruitcake, go ahead and make jokes - this one is GOOD). Everything is there (including recipes from my Junior High Home Ec class) in my personal cookery book.

9. Name all of the books you have in your possession that you've never read.

Surely you're joking. I don't have enough time (or enough space) to list them all. I have stacks. We have our own library. (I really do plan to read everything eventually, even if I may not succeed. I don't "just" collect books. Although sometimes it seems that way!

Rich reads faster than I do. We have similar tastes. He's read a lot more of what's on the shelves than I have. Ricght now, he's zipping through Barbara D'Amato's "Cat Marsala" series (of which I had read two before he passed me and left me in the dust.)

I have the full set of Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" novels in hard cover (I've read three to date). I have the full set of Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" novels (I've read 5 of those). I have the full set of Harry Potter but haven't read the 5th one yet. I have the full set of Baudelaire Orphans "A Series of Unfortunate Events" and have read the first 4.

I have stacks and stacks of mystery and fantasy fiction, often full sets of a series (e.g. I recently purchased all of Barbara D'Amato's Cat Marsala novels and have read the first two). I have pretty much every Charles de lint book I can find (that I can afford ;-) and have read a bit over half.

With the shelves full of books of Rich's and my choices, we have oodles I've never read and may never read, but I do try to get to each and every one of them. Eventually.

10. What is your most prized possession?

My Hubby and my cats! Although I don't really 'possess them" any more than they possess me.

I have a dollhouse I painted, decorated, and filled ( http://cantaforda.com/~vlb/Elmwood/ ). I don't work with miniatures anymore, but I'll never give it up. It's carefully stored in a back room where the cats never go.

I don't do needlework anymore, but I prize each of the pieces I have done ( http://cantaforda.com/~vlb/Needle ).

I have a large and lovely collection of ruby red glass - along with some green - that I prize highly ( http://www.cfcl.com/vlb/h/redglass.html ). I also prize my collection of Vaseline glass - stored in a display cabinet fitted with blacklights by my ever so creative spouse! (Vaseline glass glows under blacklight - http://www.vaselineglass.org ).

Finally, and by no means least, I have a beautiful fire agate ring and stickpin, gifts from that same creative spouse over twenty years ago and prized above anything I have bought for myself, before or since.

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