Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Closelies From Little Acorns Grow

Jubilancy blankets me!
Our anniversary
Two Witches
Oak Seed Switch
has once more been


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:

Two Witches Oak Seed Switch

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 herdream” ~~all the way to Dairyland, USA! Regrettably and alas, that particulardreamof 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

Cow Belle,
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!

Acorn Promises

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
2 eggs
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!

(I will hand image credits as soon as I have re-gathered them.)


  1. ~my kindest warmest healing thoughts be with her...do you know what fun it is to read your posts...simply l♥ve how you gather such thoughts and share with us here...you always captivate me! such a beautiful exchange between two friends...may your oaks forever remain...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. I shall send many positive healing thoughts the way towards Miss Lolly. Do hope she mends quickly! :0)

    Thank you for sharing the spell and the receipt. :0)

    Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow.....

  3. O What a Beautiful Morning! Good day to Dear Friends faerwillow and Jeanne! Thank you so much for the thoughtful "sends" down Lolly's path. Soon and most certainly, basking in your sunshine will soar her spirits, lifting and settling them back into her happy (and healed) "Lolly~exedra." Once again, from me to you, my thank~yous be yours!

    This afternoon and at the start of Cookies and Milk <~~Our "daily bread," yours too?), Josiette and I will hold high an Acorn Promise in each hand, in a Friendship acclamation~salute praising Dear Friends faerwillow and Jeanne!

    Postscript - faerwillow: Your compliments: quite and very generous! I am so happy you so enjoy my reads!

  4. An Acorn Promises Receipt BY THE BY: In toto these cookies are especially scrumptious when Golden Raisins answer for typical raisins.

  5. A broken wrist...oh no!!! I'm so sorry about your fall. Hope you feel better and better soon!!!