When I got to Laura’s house there were three packages of Lebkuchen by the guest bed. My daughter knows me well. These are from Germany.
Unfortunately, Oscar the dog got one package and ate some (no ill effects even though he got a chocolate covered one)
but he didn’t get my favorite kind.
I just opened it tonight. One a day for six days and then will have to wait until next Christmas
Lots of Lebkuchen links below
Aunt Rhea’s Recipe post from her mother’s father.
Friends in Florida and Massachusetts Bake Aubt Rhea’s Lebkuchen recipe a double guest blog
Here’s a 2018 article saying the NYC Subway tokens stopped being used in 2003.
I found two while cleaning
One vintage brass Bullseye token sells for $15 on Etsy.
So these two could be valued at that steep price?
Keeping evil spirits out of the garden and home- bottle trees were created to catch those evil spirits. Here’s an article about the American Bottle Tree on Smithsonian Gardens blog.
I photographed this blue bottle tree in Lenox CT as we went for early morning coffee in November. The bottle tree has African origins and has now spread across the country but was primarily evident in the South. Now you can order a bottle trees online from you know where.