Today I bought Sugar Wafer cookies, and some Halvah. She loved both of these sweet treats. What a sweet tooth she had. How fitting that she would marry a baker, and always have some cake or cookies available for dessert. Mom's meal wasn't complete unless it included dessert.
Years ago we had the finer candy stores in the neighborhood. Places like Loft's, and Baricini's. It was from these places that she would buy her beloved Truffles, and Parlays. She would "hide" them from us in hopes of having them last longer. But she always hid them in the same spot!... in the china cabinet. Of course we'd find them.
She was never fat, though. In her twenties, she only weighed about 105 pounds, and was quite slim. In her 30's she got a little chunky after my dad bought the bakery, and they were living high on the hog. But during the next decade, in her 40's, she got Multiple Sclerosis, and would lose the weight she had gained.
I miss her laugh, and how well she could read me, no matter what.
She would be shocked and dismayed at what I am going through these days, though. But it sure would be a comfort to have her at this time.
This Sugar Wafer's for you, mom. I love you, and miss you always.