Wednesday, January 16

Cracker Jacks

Do you remember how cool it was to open a box of Cracker Jacks and find the prize that wasn't flat? That and a lot of peanuts . . . at the top of the box?For me, blogging has been like getting the plastic toy every time I dig in . . . and today I found a whistle!I met the delightful Karen Cole for lunch. What a sweetheart! I'm so glad that she suggested we meet. Lime and cilantro chicken salad was the dish of the day, but there was so much more on the table.For one thing, Karen brought me these little goodies from her recent trip to NYC with Susanna. The card was scanned from an assemblage Karen made during a class she took with Michael deMeng. We spent a couple of hours filling in all the blank places we missed while scanning each other's blog.

I look forward to our paths crossing again soon.I bet next time she'll bring me the rare painted penguin prize.


  1. oh oh oh lucky you - lucky Karen - lucky duckies - what fun!

    I'm just a wee bit jealous...

    nothing more fun than a blog date...

    xox - eb.

  2. What a great post Leslie!

    You actually made me look good!....of course the camera helped (mine that is....covering me) :-)

    You are too kind.

    I had a really wonderful time getting to know a little bit about you. Yes, next time we will try and find that "penquin prize". We can look for it at the Barn Attic or your great "vintage" book store.

    I'm ready...any time.

  3. Isn't it fun to meet online friends in person? And I DO remember the Cracker Jack toys, I always dumped the box out to find the toy before eating any:)

  4. What a great way to start the new year!