When looking for the "Cookie and a Kiss" poem I posted last week, I ran across some excellent, related, prose.  Considering that this week is  our ward's annual "Primary Program" and I'm in charge of it, and that I'm trying to get my cookbook file sent to the publisher, here's an easy post: a list of the 'recipes' I loved:
Recipe For Preserving Children

1 large grassy field
1/2 dozen children
2 or 3 puppies
1 brook, and some pebbles

Into the field pour the children and puppies allowing to mix well. Pour brook over the pebbles until slightly frothy, into which all are dipped at regular intervals.
When children are nicely browned, soak in a warm bath. When dry, serve with milk and fresh baked gingerbread. 
-Author unknown
Best Cake

1 heaping portion of true love
1 heaping cup of perfect trust and confidence
1 heaping cup of tenderness (the most tender available)
1 heaping cup of good humour (a little extra won't hurt)
1 tablespoon of good spirits (the more spirited the better)

Blend with:
1 heaping cup of unselfishness
a dash of interest in all He does

1 good helping of work - to avoid this would spoil the flavour.

Mix all ingredients with a pint of sympathy and understanding combined. Flavour with loving companionship. Bake well all of your life. Frost with kisses, fond hopes and tender words.

This cake keeps well and should be served often.

Recipe for Happiness:

Take a cup of kindness
Add a dash of charity
Mix with understanding
And a bit of courtesy
Top it off with patience
Sprinkle liberally with cheer
Serve generously to everyone
You meet throughout the year
-Author Unknown

A housewife, no matter how big the family is can always find some time to be alone....by doing the dishes.
Images of a Mother

4 years of age:
My mommy can do everything!
8 years of age:
My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 years of age:
My Mother doesn't really know everything.
14 years of age:
Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 years of age:
Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 years of age:
That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 years of age:
Well, she might know a little bit about it.
35 years of age:
~ Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 years of age:
~ Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 years of age:
~ Wish I could talk it over with Mom...

~Author Unknown~



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