What’s Hidden in That Oreo Tin and, Hey What’s in That Oreo Tin?

15May12

Today’s blog post is a little late today. I got caught up doing real work the last few days and haven’t had a lot of time to put into the “fun writing” I do, but I do have a little time right now in between homework with Sean and making dinner, so I thought I would try to jot a few things down. Yesterday’s question was:

Do you have a particular keepsake stashed away that brings you special memories?

I think everyone probably does have something they saved from their childhood or early adulthood that brings back special memories for them. I have a few things that I have held on to. I have this old Oreo cookie tin that I keep stuff in (I’m not sure why I have the tin, I am not a big Oreo fan, but we can get to that later) and I do keep a few special things in there that are important to me. Here are a few things I found in there when I looked the other day:

First off was I found Michelle’s high school ring in there. She had given it to me back in the day when we were dating ( I don’t know if they still do that, where you give each other your ring when you’re dating) and it’s still important to me. High school wasn’t great for me, but I do remember having fun with my friends and that is when Michelle and I forged our deep friendship and it became so much more later on.

I also have the hospital bracelet I had to wear to get into the NICU to see Sean when he was first born. He was only in the NICU for a couple of days, but it was a little scary until he got out of there. Michelle had been so sick during her pregnancy and Sean’s sugar levels had bottomed out after the birth so they were keeping a close eye on him at first, and he was a few weeks premature as well. I can clearly remember going in there to hold him and sit with him in the rocking chair there. It was quite an amazing feeling holding this little person in my arms. Now when I look at him today and he is taller than me it’s hard to believe he was ever that small.

I did also find a bunch of pins in there, but these are special pins. They are wooden pins that were handmade but Colonel Seth Hudgins. COL Hudgins was the President of the West Point of Association of Graduates for most of the time I worked there and anyone who remembers him knows he used to give out these pins that he made to people when it was their birthday. It was a nice way for him to say Happy Birthday to you. He was a good man to work for and work with, understood the importance of family and friendship and that they could go along with hard work and pride in your job. Seeing them again reminded me of the good times I had working at West Point.

Okay, so now on to today’s question. Since today is National Chocolate Chip Day (who knew? I didn’t see it on my calendar!) I thought I would ask a simple question:

What’s your favorite type of cookie?

Everyone has a favorite cookie. The one you like to sneak out of the bag late at night or early in the morning, dunk in a glass of milk or eat hot right out of the oven. So let me know what your favorite is. You can leave a comment here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I will post my answer tomorrow.

That’s it for today. I need to finish cooking so then I can get working on my other blog (www.onedadskitchen.com if you want to check it out. I know, shameless plug). Don’t forget to do something creative today!

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