Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Birthday Spoon

Yep, it's gettin' to be that time of year, time for bringing out "The Birthday Spoon". What? You don't have one? Well, a distant Arkansan cousin made mine for me. Didn't your cousin ever make you one?

Well, it was way back in oh, let's see...2006 when, at a family funeral, I met a distant cousin, Jimmy, for the first time. He wanted to know when my birthday was, "so he could make me a spoon". A few weeks later, he'd sent it on to my mother and she let me know it had arrived. Sensing mild puzzlement my mother said "Oh, he's made one for all of us" to reassure me.

It's entirely carved by hand, burned carefully for lettering and stained. It's my birthday spoon!