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Sometimes the story appears in the moment rather than the narrative, and that's how this came to me. My daughter and I enjoyed making cookies together from the time that she was three or four years o
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Flour Girl

posted at 9/26/2008 4:20 AM EDT
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Sometimes the story appears in the moment rather than the narrative, and that's how this came to me.
My daughter and I enjoyed making cookies together from the time that she was three or four years old until she left home to go to college. In the earliest days, her help amounted to pouring ingredients into the bowl. Later she loved to mix the flour in because it was soft and fluffy. Needless to say, she managed to cover herself and everything nearby in flour dust. She was powdery white from elbows to knees and noses to toes. One day I snapped a picture of her in her flour-covered glory, looking quite satisfied with the consistency of the dough and the joy of tasting an occasional stray chocolate chip.
Well, the scene that satisfied me even more than that is the one that I saw on a recent visit to her home. As I came downstairs one morning, I found her making cookies. Some were already in the oven; their aroma was probably what brought me out of my bed and down the steps. But the greater satisfaction came from seeing my grown daughter kneading the dough. As she turned to me to say "Good morning," I saw my girl--covered in flour from nose to toes and elbows to knees. It was a great picture.
The cookies were good too.

Re: Flour Girl

posted at 8/18/2011 7:39 AM EDT
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Some things never change!   LOL

Re: Flour Girl

posted at 8/18/2011 8:56 AM EDT
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How precious.  There are those of us who can't bake without a little mess here and there.

Re: Flour Girl

posted at 8/18/2011 10:19 AM EDT
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Thanks for the story