Friday, December 20, 2013

A Mixture of Sour & Sweet

"As I stir a big boiling pot of stuffed cabbage on my stove, I can picture the past as if it were yesterday: My sister, Debbie and I are spinning a dreidel and snacking on Hanukkah gelt, as my mother and grandmother work diligently in the kitchen.  (Grandma) sprinkles a dash of sugar into the pot of cabbage for sweetness and squeezes in just enough lemon juice to 'give it a kick.'

And I can't help thinking that 'life is like that ' -- sometimes sweet, sometimes sour, and always a challenge to blend both parts perfectly."

Quote from Sheryl Berk in Granny's Gifts, published in Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul.

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