Thursday, November 27, 2008

Family Recipe

As my daughter Elizabeth and I were preparing the food for our family's Thanksgiving feast I ran across a wonderful "recipe" in a family cookbook that needs to be passed on especially today. I do not know who wrote it, but it certainly is worth sharing....

Family Recipe
2 cups Genuine Interest
4 spoons of Understanding
1 cup of Recognition
1 cup of Appreciation
2 spoons of Tenderness
1 cup of simple Courtesies
3 glasses of Kindness
4 spoons of Faith
1 cup of Friendship
1 jug of Laughter (my favorite)
1 jug of Smiles
2 mugs of Consideration for Others
Take Genuine Interest and make an effort to Understand. Mix thoroughly with Recognition and Appreciation. Blend with Simple Courtesies, Kindness and Tenderness. Add Faith, Friendship and an abundance of Laughter.
Top freely with Smile and Consideration for Others. Bake with bright openness. Garnish with Love. Serve daily with generous helpings!
I certainly hope that you-all of my blogging friends had a most blessed Thanksgiving that was celebrated with family and friends! Happy Gobble, Gobble!!


Msteri said...

This is great! I love it! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too! BTW- I saw one of your favorite books was "A Child Called It", I suppose you have read his other books also? It has been a while since I read them, unbelieveable huh?

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Great post!

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!