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First Class Mail Brought a Box of Whoppers

Laura noticed a box of Junior Mints (mailed right in their original box) in a post she saw on Pinterest!

Now I have a Pinterest account but don’t really know what to do with it but she saw the mailing of the box of candy, the size you might have gotten at a movie theatre years ago.

Slap a label on it and head to the Post Office and they didn’t blink an eye. Just asked if the contents were hazardous, liquid, flammable  or fragile?   There is a whole listing at Pinterest of fun things to mail.  

(It reminded me of when her brother Mark sent her a coconut from Hawaii when he was stationed  in USMC.  A coconut with stamps!) 

By the way, Laura told me on the phone tonight that eating Malted Milk Balls gives her the chills, like fingernails on the blackboard, the texture of them makes her cringe.

But she remembers it was the candy of my choice when I was in high school. A good friend and I could’ve choked to death, loading our mouths with them, seeing how many we could fit in at once.   Seriously.

I tasted a couple tonight and the coating tasted a bit like I imagine car wax to taste and the inside seemed a bit stale, dry and sandy and less enjoyable or flavorful as I remember loving malted milk balls.  My taste buds must have changed.

But they were fun to receive and shake the box and think about her mailing them to me right in the box!  Thanks for the fun in the mail, Laura.  A terrific post holiday pick-me-up!

Malted Milk Balls


29, For Real!

 

 

                                                  Happy Birthday Laura Christine.

 On the left, lounging at the beach in Bibione, Italy as a toddler.

Center- A baby blessing/birth stats I cross stitched in 1983.  The town is spelled incorrectly- missing the first C- Eschenbach!

Photo on the right and below as a bride are from 6 months after the wedding in Columbus OH with husband James.

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

Fleeting- lasting for a very short time. 

Laura’s 21st birthday.

August 2004.

We stopped in Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor , originally a Pharmacy in the 1920’s, in the Strip District -Pittsburgh, on Saturday afternoon.  (You might remember Laura as a bride last November and then the recent wedding photos  6 months later.)

The proprietor held a candle for her as she blew it out. Aunt Mary looked on.  A fleeting moment. 

For past challenges I have listed everyone and then some pingbacks were getting sent to their spam.

I will add the ones I have received so far and hopefully none go to their spam.

Fleeting Moments from a few of the fellow bloggers I follow- Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

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TheUrgetoWander

Thirdeyemom

Travelmonkey

Wheresmytback

ModesofFlight

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Myphotoyear2012

Cedric

Patti

Daily Post at WordPress to view other  interpretations


Mother Daughter iPad Time

So engrossed, they don’t notice

old Grandma and her camera.

(Posted with permission from my DIL Erika.)

At Grandma Marlene’s house in Hardy, VA. The kids call us both “Froo Froos” but Grandma is self-explanatory.


You’re Born, You’re 1,You’re 5, You’re 9… You’re Engaged to be Married!

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Happy Birthday Laura. You are a wonderful daughter.

Love,  Ma

p.s. Check out Laura’s blog as she trains for a 1/2 marathon and prepares for her wedding!


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