Oak Seed Switch
As long as long, J______, who answered only to “Lolly,” because “This given name most certainly was NOT meant for me! I SHALL TAKE ANOTHER,” and I fastfriended the moment our arms locked during a youth game of playground Red Rover, which ultimately resulted in us saving our team’s day and, thereafter, we have ever sincely and yearly cast the following charm:
Begin this spell by presenting Dear Friend an acorn with. Marry hands in a circled embrace, so as to heartnear hold an Oak tree of both Dear Friends' choosing. (Fingertipping surely makes do, too, when trunks be that of mighty.) Ask its blessings by together saying:
We honor you, O Mighty Oak
Grant your strength unto these folk
Let it surge throughout these seeds
And make us strong in thought and deed
Each Dear Friend then entreaties the other to carry at all times the Oak seed. (Threaded as a necklet, or keychained can accomplish this "fine print" quite favorably!) As they do, the ties betwixt them shall grow and firm.A few winters ago, Lolly, upon her heart’s urging, followed her “dream” ~~all the way to Dairyland, USA! Regrettably and alas, that particular “dream” of hers was of the two~timing variety and in short order got her boot! But because Lolly had so easily fallen into place with the cheeses and the mooing and all other things Holstein,
she swept up her broken pieces,
declared herself an honorary
and to this day and all those forward,
calls Wisconsin "home"!
Witch Which beyond doubt created a situation remedied only by invoking the Spirit of Mild Modifications (<~~lol): Now our yearly acorn presents are exchanged by post. And our tree chantings and Oak hugs are solo performances across the miles, yet in harmony, as we renew our friendship pledge at a time and on a day specific, and still with each other!
1 3/4 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 pound of butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 ½ cups chopped acorns (Remember: the fresher, the better. Not to Forget: un~bitter by leaching)
Make Haste To:
Screen together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Earmark. In a large bowl, cream butter. Follow the additions of Vanilla and sugar with a hardy beating. Add the eggs and spoon~stroke until smooth. Steadily add the screened ingredients, turning again with your wooden until thoroughly commingled. Gently disturb the mix with a stir~in of the raisins and acorns. Place well~hilled teaspoonsful of dough distanced from each other by two inches on a tin foiled cookie sheet. Bake in a pre~heated 400*F oven for 12~15 minutes.
POSTSCRIPT: Lolly also sent word that she is recovering from a nasty tumble in which she sustained a wrist fracture! Although she mends nicely, her daubers seem a bit south. Might you put some kind thoughts to her? It would mean the world! Thank~you!