Friday, January 15, 2016

Snow and A Gift

It snowed and snowed some more.  It snowed most of the day Thursday.  We had about three inches at the snow stick…now we have more.
7 inches total
I waited for the snow to stop so I could shovel, it never stopped so I will shovel today.  We are going back into the deep freeze this weekend so all outside work must be done Friday.  Fun.

What makes a snowy day better?  Why a gift in the mail! Isn’t the card just the cutest!
Benne Wafers
These are Benne Wafers a gift from Cynthia who lives in the Lowcountry.  (Former Minnesota gal) Thank you so much Cynthia!  They were delicious!  One was broken so we even shared a little with Chance!

Cynthia shared the history: Benne Wafers are unique to the Lowcountry.  Benne (the Bantu word for sesame) seeds were brought from Madagascar through West Africa to the southern United States by African slaves.  The sesame plants were set among the rice fields and tended by slaves.  Benne Wafers were made and enjoyed from pre-Revolutionary war times to the present.
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20 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely gift. The history of the Benne Wafers makes it even more special. Take care shoveling that snow. Wish I could come clean it up with my tractor for you, it is faster:) Hug B

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  2. Such a lovely gift. Thank you for telling us the history behind the wafers as I had never heard of them before. We are also headed bcd into the deep freeze and I'm not looking forward to it. I miss my daily walk when it's that cold out. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I love that card. Isn't it so special to know that the person thought lovingly of you the entire time while cooking the gift and wrapping it? That makes it even more special.
    We have some rain to look forward to today. I can cope with that all day long as long as it isn't frozen!!!
    And - - unrelated other than talking about snow - - - some friends of ours who had retired and lived in Florida a few years felt called of God to move to Alaska - - - and just arrived at their destination - - - drove there from Florida and arrived yesterday. In the middle of January - - they moved to Alaska. Beyond brrrrrrrr. They both have lived in the northern US at one time - - - Michigan so they aren't familiar with cold winters - - - but Alaska?!!! They have sunshine about five hours a day right now.
    Stay warm and healthy Friend.

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  4. ARE familiar with winter - - - not aren't.

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  5. I love sesame seeds, so I bet I would have those benne wafers. And the card is really nice, too. So sorry to hear about your cold weather coming. Brrr! We are in the mid-forties here, just about right for mid-January. :-)

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  6. What a nice surprise in the mail! I like to see your snow, but glad we don't have any just yet.

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  7. I love history and probably would love those goodies too. How thoughtful.

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  8. Very unusual wafer, indeed. Good luck with the snow shoveling, and be careful.

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  9. It's snowing here also! We are stopped now with the corn, but two fields done! YAY!

    Linda

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  10. I hate to tell ya but there's more snow on the way. First it will get mild and then snow. We had about 2 in overnight.

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  11. Snowing here this morning too...I've swept the sidewalk twice already 😕

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  12. I feel like I've made or eaten something like that. How nice to receive them in the mail. Cloudy and above freezing here, and rain expected. Stay warm!

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  13. Cynthia sounds like a good friend to have! Part of your "cloud" family?
    Sounds like Minnesnowda is getting back to normal.

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  14. What a nice surprise to get in the mail! Makes a cold snowy day so much better.

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  15. I'm glad they arrived intact -- mostly!-- and that you enjoyed them. I bet Chance is the only Minnesota border collie who has eaten a Benne wafer. (I meant to tell you that it's pronounced Benny, as in Jack Benny.).

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  16. Some tasty wafers and a history lesson to go with. My kind of combination. We're hunkering down for another cold blast tomorrow....

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  17. How nice of Cynthia. The card is very pretty and the sesame wafers look good too. The cold hurts more now than it used to. Must be age.

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  18. I used to buy sesame wafers at the grocery store. They were rectangular and about 2" by 4 (very approx.) and came in packages of 4 I think. We all loved them. I wonder why I quit buying them.

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  19. It is fun to get surprises. Our kids in Maine surprised us with actual Christmas presents and not gift cards. When they arrived we had such fun. I hope they are closer to being like cookies than crackers.

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  20. Pretty card, and interesting history on sesame.

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