Copyright Loew's Incorporated, 1956
When I think back to my childhood.....as I do quite often at this time of year and on this blog.....memories of my mother flash vividly in my mind. And, interestingly, every year I dig out the Tom and Jerry cookie cutters. Do I use them? No. Why? Well, for one thing, they have nothing to do with Christmas, but primarily because they're not as convenient as cookie cutters made post that "era." That era being 1956, when these were produced, and from what I understand, sold for a whopping 25 cents. Alright, so I'm not an antique, but I guess I am inching closer.
Tom & Jerry, Tuffy, Droopy Dog, Barney Bear, and Lucky Ducky sit atop my counter, making their annual appearance so that I can say, "Oh! Remember these?" Heads nod, a smile adorns my face, and yes....even a tear is shed as I think lovingly about my mom who always showed the patience of a saint as she poked the cut-out-dough through the cutter's "convenient" little holes. As the title indicates, I was quite lucky to have Ann as my mother.
Now I'm sure you won't cry when you look at the photo of these treasured kitchen items from my past, but I hope you enjoyed another walk down that lane we like to call, nostalgia.