Monday, October 27, 2008

i wonder how many mints...

This is Lucia.

And these are her mints.

Lucia is my grandma...my dad's mom, my son's great-grandma. She has 5 sons and her favorite color is pink. She's German, frugal, likes to gossip a little and ALWAYS sends a card (with cash in it!) on your birthday. She belongs to Ladie's Aid at church where she's on the Sunshine Committee. She's a sweetheart and I'm lucky (as a grown-up) to have a Grandma like her.

Ever since I was little, Grandma has made mints. Sometimes cream-cheese softy mints dusted with sugar and sometimes candy-color chocolate mints (flavored with wintergreen and spearmint.)

Got an occasion? Call Grandma for mints. Got a color scheme? Just call Grandma. Need a special-shaped mint? Just call Grandma...she's got roses, crosses, bunnies, diploma, mortar boards and daisy-shaped molds for any occasion.

This weekend we went to a baby shower for my cousin's wife. She's having a little girl and the baby's room will be pink & chocolate brown...hence, the baby bootie mints. Graduations, weddings, anniversaries, showers...it makes me wonder how many mints Grandma's made in her lifetime? Lots of memories in those little mints...

4 comments:

Jill Elaine said...

Darling mints! And how special that your Grandma made them. what a fun memory - Grandma's mints!
God Bless,
Jill

Bristol said...

Oh those mints look yummy, what a nice story of your grandmother. Enjoyed your blog.
Bristol

Catch The Snark said...

Beyond cute! All of it.

Sara D. said...

Those are beautiful! Just found my Grandma's recipes for Christmas cookies...love those memories. So special!