Friday, October 23, 2009

The Adventures of the Silver Spoon, part 1

As you know, I grew up with 3 sisters. We are all slightly crazy. (but in a very nice way) I'm the one without the 2 front teeth. That year my nickname from my dad was "Ohntehn", which means: the one without teeth.:) Note the true sepia tone of the scanned picture, that only comes with real age. And how did my mom get our hair so shiny?

There was a special spoon in my Mom's cutlery drawer. It was silver, but not in the shiny way that stainless steele spoons are. When i was small, I always wanted to use this silver spoon. In my head it was precious and magical. (We only had black and white tv, I used my imagination alot!)

A few weeks ago, after a scumptious meal, made by my Mom, my sister C and I were washing the dishes (because we are very well brought up daughters). We always had so much fun washing the dishes together as sisters after we all left our parents home. I had the little silver spoon in my hand, and said to my Mom, I would like to inherite this spoon some day. She said, sure, you can take it along today already, if you like. C was sputtering, (soap suds were flying) and says: What? Just like that? I wanted the spoon. We both got a knowing look in our eyes, and decided, without saying a word, a new tradition was born.

So, the other day at our Ladies Meeting, C found the silver spoon during clean-up, in the plate with the plastic spoons.

A week later, the spoon magically appeared at my house in the tin of chocolate milk mix.

This is how the adventures of the silver spoon began, where will the spoon turn up next? If anyone has any suggestions, where I could hide the spoon for C, email me, so C won't read it in my blog:) (

In the picture, my parrot is displaying the spoon for you all to see.


  1. I love this story ~ and what a creative way to 'share' the spoon with each other as opposed to creating hard feelings. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. You could hide it in her fridge! Or in her underwear drawer or... Oops, I guess I'm not supposed to leave my suggestions on your blog, am I? And do you really think it's fair to internationally ask for help, when said sister doesn't have a blog to do the same thing. Well, maybe she's creative in her very own way.

  3. Toooooo much fun! :)
    Love the pic of you girls! Your daughter looks so much like you!

  4. C, is that you lurking behind that Anonymous comment?

  5. C, is that you lurking behind that Anonymous comment?

  6. Love the sepia look :)

    Have a great VGNO!


  7. Such a sweet tradition you have started. Happy VGNO!

  8. Stopping by from Ann's VGNO to say hello. What a darling picture of the four of you! What a great way to "share" the spoon!

  9. You did not answer the question...HOW DID YOUR MOM GET your hair SOOOOOO SHINY and SOOOO straight!....the other C

  10. What a great way to solve the dilemma of both of you wanting the spoon. Many families could be inspired.

    If I think of any brilliant hiding places I'll let you know!

  11. Can't wait to hear where the spoon shows up next! And I love the photo, I've got someof those "real" sepia ones too!

    Have a great weekend & happy VGNO!

  12. Oh how fun! What a cool way to 'share' that special silver spoon! Love the picture of you and your sisters, too! :)

    Happy VGNO! :)

  13. I love that tradition! It's so cute and loving!

    Happy VGNO.

  14. I love this is great to see sisters who find a fun ways to share something instead of fighting over it. Awesome.

    Happy VGNO!

  15. Oh, das Foto von euch 4 Schwestern ist sooo süß!! Very nice! Du ähnelst ja genau Brianna! Und eure Haare sind ja wirklich sehr glänzend.. Die Story vom Silberlöffel ist sehr schön.
    Wünsche euch allen ein erholsames Wochenende!! =)
    Hugs & Love Julia W.

  16. How cool is that? Can't wait to see where it ends up next!


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