This cabinet with an enamel shelf was in my grandmother’s kitchen from the 1920s. Many memories have been made using this cabinet to prepare everyday and festive holiday meals. I remember the laughter, the secrets shared and the tears shed while decorating Christmas sugar cookies, rolling out dumplings and mixing pound cakes for family or friends in need of solace. I find myself longing once again to be with my apron-clad mother and grandmother with their flour-dusted faces at this kitchen cabinet with aromas of sugar and spice drifting through the whole house.
Debi Castle, Raleigh
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