Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I have been listening to the old songs of Patsy Cline on my kitchen radio while I work. The sound is not as crisp as modern recordings. It adds a sort of nostalgic gentleness to my chores.
While I wash dishes, polish the stove, and sweep, the echoes of Mother's work goes throughout the house. The sounds of the old music tells the family that Mama is busy in the kitchen. It makes them happy to know that, very soon, there will be something special to eat, and the kitchen will be clean and polished.
The Echoes from my Kitchen will become a memory for my growing children. They will remember all the work I did in there with love and creativity.
I was talking to Mr. White yesterday about baking pies. He wants a chocolate cream one. I told him I would try my very best to have a different homemade pie, or a special cake, for the family each Sunday afternoon. It will be a new tradition. Thinking of lovely things to do during kitchen time keeps things exciting!
There are many things we can do to make our kitchens homemade and special. We need to enjoy being in there. It should be our favorite place in the house. Perhaps some lace curtains or a vintage flower vase would add special homestyle touches. Or maybe a pretty basket for apples or oranges near the breadbox. Whatever pretty things you can find to make your kitchen unique will help you enjoy the work so much more. . . And the Echoes of your Kitchen work will touch the hearts of all who enter.
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