Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Retro One Shot.......

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Oh perfect piece of pottery
Harbinger of joyous celebration
You're empty now.....
But it wasn't always such!!
Your belly once brimmed with sugary delights.
Grandma's Recipe's
Mom's Loving Labor
Holiday Nirvana
After School Favors.
For years now you've waited in eager silence...
For another batch of memories.
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Hi everybody.
Since Mom and Grandma are long since gone.
And My kids are grown.
And I have no grandchildren yet....
The old Cookie Jar has been tucked away in the far reaches of the house unused in years.
It used to be the center of endless Family Fun and Togetherness.
But now the house feels so empty.
Just like the Cookie Jar....
The Great folks over at One Stop Poetry, hosts a Wednesday Forum called One Shot Wednesday . Give them a visit....Here.

32 comments:

Me said...

No need to save it for a special ocassion, fill it up and use it every day...even if just for you. You'll savor the memories along with your treats, and probably make new ones without even noticing.
-C

Brian Miller said...

aw shucks g...i love the cookie jar...my wife and boys made red velvet cookies today...i will eat one for you..and a great verse about one of my favorite places to visit. smiles.

hope you are well today g-man!

secret agent woman said...

That's a great cookie jar - very much my style.

Jingle said...

very beautiful!
your words painted it perfectly.

Thom said...

If it were me I'd go out and buy (and said I baked) and put cookies in there :) It's a great cookie jar :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

I guess you need to put something in it...maybe vitamins or laxatives? :D Lovely jar and great memories g!

Someone Is Special said...

Great jar.. and it is really hard to see a jar like this.. Great g0man.. If you wish to save a heart, then do stop by here

Yours Frendly,
Saravana Kumar M

moondustwriter said...

Cookie jars are being replaced by tupperware.

my daughter just made some tasty treats and we broke our cookie jar.
too bad yours stands empty...

the link over at One Shot didn't take

Serena said...

You should fill it with cookies and put it back in service! I think it wants to feel needed, and then it won't feel so lonely.:)

dustus said...

Amazing what a cookie jar can call to mind. Can't forget the one we had growing up. Nice poem G!

kkrige said...

I love old crocks! Very cool. Maybe you could fill it with old photos to pull out for a treat every now and then to put those smiles back on your face...

KB said...

What a cute story. Beautiful cookie jar too. Have a great day G.

Glynn said...

It's retro, all right. But I grew up with retro pottery just like that. And the poem unleashes all those memories. Nice one.

Life@Cee said...

My grandma's cookie jar was in the shape of a cat. The head was the lid (sounds kinda gross the way I described it). Anyway, I don't remember her ever baking cookies. They were probably Chips Ahoy. The point of this rambling? Don't let that beauiful jar go to waste.
Cee

lime said...

that's a beautiful cookie jar. i love old crockery. and the verse with it is wonderful. you just get better and better.

nice linkage too, well done ;)

TALON said...

I think that cookie jar is gonna be serving up batch after batch of memories all over again for new generations...it's just waiting very patiently. I smiled at "after school favors" - I think that's the best use of cookie jars :)

Caty said...

fill it up...poor thing's probably tired of being empty! Great oneshot :)

Nimue said...

this was sweet :) i love writes talking of memories !! food ones are special :)

Dianne said...

Wow, G-man what a memory you have!
(you're a real blog-hog, you know?)
I whine and whine about no time,
but there your are,
here for all.....thanks,
I'm never lonely with my blog friends around.
Someday a poem will come when my muse gets on her toes again....
Thanks again,
you need more chocolate chips in your jar...
Fab Di

Pete Marshall said...

that really took me on a nostalgic trip...the sentiment i understood only too well...but trust me you have reopoened that pot to the world with this piece and we are all happier for you sharing it..cheers Pete

Akelamalu said...

That cookie jar is going to be full to overflowing when the grandbabies come along. :)

Claudia said...

you definitely should fill the jar again - honestly!!

Eric Alder said...

I've got a great oatmeal cookie recipe if you want to fill it up.

Jessie said...

the cookie jar is awesome! it looks beautiful. take it out and fill it up--the memories will come rushing back and maybe the house won't feel as empty anymore.

thanks so much for sharing G-Man!

warm smiles,

Mama Zen said...

That's lovely, G-Man!

Steven Marty Grant said...

Kind of sad but very well said...

Prayer Girl said...

I dearly love the memories you can evoke in me. Love your cookie jar. Too bad it's in storage at the moment. Hopefully it will come back out before too long.

PG

Kavita said...

Well.. bring out the jar! Put the goodies back in it... there's no point in making it wait! Don't let it feel so lonely.. Serve it the way it served you...

A lovely poem...it was sad and reminded me of my sweet grandmom... so now, me goes to my kitchen, opens my cookie jar, and pops in a few! Okay, they are store baked ones...but it's alright I guess...

My one shot will be found here...

Jannie Funster said...

This is such a beautiful post, G-Man.

My mom has a few crockery jugs like that, decorations only. Good moonshine receptacles, says I!

And gonna be so much fun at 55 tomorrow as close to 8:00 as I cam post it. Mine is a big BIG surprise for you. What, oh, what can it possibly be??? :)

xo

PattiKen said...

Oh, G, take it out at fill it with today's memories. You know it wants you to.

Lovely and poignant, my friend.

snowelf said...

Do you need me to bring the chilis over to break in the cookie jar again??

--snow

Millie said...

Makes me want to go bake some cookies. It's amazing how something so simple can really bond a family together.

Teresa (http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com)