Friday, March 23, 2018

Vintage Ice Cream Shortning Spoon

This vintage shortening and ice cream spoon belonged to my grandmother, from her to my mother and in 1990 to me.... Lots of wonderful things were created in the 1940's, Like me, it was made in the early 1940's and was intended for ice cream from a churn and for tubs of lard. Soft things, not the hard ice cream bricks we have today.

Did you have an ice cream churn when you were a child?
Did you stand and turn and turn and turn and wait breathlessly for that ice cream which seemed to take hours to get hard?
Our flavors were Vanilla and sometimes peaches or bananas were added.  What was your favorite flavor?

Every family gathering we had of my Dad's large family, we had 2 or more churns of ice cream.

the spoon is one of only very few items i kept. I keep only things I can use, not a collector gene in my body.

Flowers from archive for Friday Flower with Rosey

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Winner Is

Thursday Morning at my TOPS meeting, I was presented this certificate, pin and a  $20..00 bill. I was the Biggest Loser for our chapter, in the year 2017.  The weight you see is how much I lost from Feb 9th to Dec 31st. My total weight loss is 60 pounds. Down 5 sizes. I am now losing much slower. Since Jan 1 of this year, I have lost 3 pounds. I am losing 2/10 to 6/10 of a pound per week.... slow but stead and not UP which is cause for celebration.

My goal weight is 14 pounds away, per my doctor, and if I can keep this up, I will be to goal by end of this year. Take OFF Pounds Sensibly to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly....

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Each flower is turning into a cherrie... YAY~ Yamini gave me the link to photos of Surinam Cherries HERE and article HERE. I posted photos of the flowers HERE on Feb 24th, it has been one month since the flowers bloomed.