Friday, October 5, 2018

Hello?


I'm a little too pragmatic to be a big believer in signs and portents, but when I was greeted with a wall of Ivin's Spiced Wafers at Acme, I couldn't help but feel that my father was saying hello. He loved these cookies, and bought multiple boxes when they were available in the fall. He left them open in the cupboard until about January or February to let them get soft, the way he loved them best. I sent my sister the photo, and she knew just what it meant.

These cookies are a local specialty, and only sold in the fall, so it's not surprising at all that I would run across them now. I rarely go to Acme, but it is my closest shopping option in MD. Whether it's really a sign or not, these familiar orange and black boxes were a nice reminder of my father, and a chance to share remembrance with my sister. So hello, Dad. You are missed.

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    1. I never really like those spiced wafers much, but I think I might heed the sign and buy a box for myself the next time I see them.

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  2. Your dad had EXCELLENT taste! :-)

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  3. This is the best. Gotta love a dad with a sweet tooth. xo

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  4. Of course I had to look them up. Seems they are one of my favorite types of cookies. Yes, you should buy a box just to make the memory linger, Bonny. Maybe just leave it in the cabinet for a reminder. Isn't it marvelous to have something like this pop up when you least suspect it? It makes us remember that the people we love most are never really far away. They have a permanent home in our hearts and minds.

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  5. Oh, YES! Gave me a little shiver up my spine . . .
    XOXO

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  6. It's absolutely a Hello from your dad. :-)

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  7. Oh yes, I believe in synchronicity and signs from loved ones. I have never heard of those cookies but am going to go look them up. Have a good weekend.

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  8. Gingersnaps no less? I love ginger and molasses cookies of all kinds.

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  9. how sweet! and I have never heard of them.

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  10. Cookies that make you think of your dad ? How wonderful? I love this post

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! you're right; it was wonderful to find cookies that remind me of my father!

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  11. Those must be very popular because that's a lot of shelf space! I worked for Pillsbury a long time ago, and I learned that shelf space is real estate.

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    1. They are indeed very popular around here. They're only available until around Thanksgiving, and then they disappear from the shelves until next year. Next time I see them I'm going to actually get a box for myself!

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  12. How perfect! I love finding memory things like that! I hope you do get them, even if you don't like them!

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