|Ellington confronts the turkey, with thanks here.|
From their existing and not insubstantial stash of new and salvaged crepe paper, the girls made nut cups for all the dinner guests, an assembly that included but was not limited to one grandmother, two honorary uncles who baked the best pies, an older cousin who made them all laugh and first-time visitors their father invited for "it seemed the thing to do." It was a tradition with him. Some came back, year after year, while others appeared only once. Regardless, they were always a perfect match for the party and the girls loved every exotic, aromatic and/or glittering facet of them. Away from the holiday season, they often exchanged postcards, for which the girls insisted on using fountain pens.
|An Ambulancia/Sireena holiday nut cup. Source.|