|picture courtesy of needleandpinza.com|
Years ago, it was standard practice to present a bride with a rolling pin on her wedding day, a wooden one, decorated with ribbon and flowers. There was no hiding the fact that they were hints that she should either start baking the minute the honeymoon was over or keep it as a weapon in case her man needed a reprimand. I never took the hint. I didn’t bake and I didn’t fight! My rolling pin was kept in the drawer and used for ... do you know, I can’t remember what it was used for, if anything. I shall struggle now trying to recall just one instance when that pin was used. Anyway I had it for years; I suppose it was more like a souvenir than a kitchen implement. It wasn’t until I married a second time that I found a use for it. Now, now, don’t get any funny ideas.
Of course, I was older when I remarried, old enough for my memory to act a bit wonky. To overcome the problem I wrote lots of reminder notes, leaving them in strategic places; except there seemed to be a plethora of strategic places and the place was beginning to look like a litter bin. One day I decided that since the surfeit of notes made the place look untidy I had to find a solution. This you can see in the picture ... a rolling pin bestrewn with colourful ribbons and matching paper clips which can be hung as shown or inserted in a jar. Personally I like it hanging so I can twirl the notes round. Little things, you know, please little minds. I still use my gadget; the only trouble I have is remembering where it is...lol.
· Just remembered, I believe I used the rolling pin to prod the washing in the old copper wash-boiler. Crikey, now I AM going back too far...lol.