Guns in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: The icing, so to speak, on the Christmas dessert
Last week, I was doing my usual activity of reading the paper and sipping a steaming hot cup of coffee. I happened upon Curtis Clay’s beautiful Christmas memory of Jell-O (“Wiggly dessert was a Christmas treat,” Dec. 21 Pick of the day).
My mom was a young adult in 1936, when he was a 6-year-old boy. Her experience of the Great Depression caused her to be frugal her entire life. As a result, she made Crown Jewel (Jell-O) for us for our Christmas dessert in the ’40s and for many years thereafter.
I snipped his story from the newspaper and took it with me to The Summit in Forest, where friends and I were to sing winter songs and Christmas carols. Partway through our mini-concert, I read Clay’s memory to them and explained about Mom’s Crown Jewel dessert.
I could see smiles wreathing the faces of nearly everyone. Methinks Jell-O was a dessert favorite in their homes, as well. I know it was in my parents’ house. Seeing their smiles of acknowledgment was the best Christmas gift I’ve had in a long time.
Thanks to Clay, many seniors like himself enjoyed his special memory.
Christmas blessings to all.
JACQUELINE N. HULL