Monday, July 16, 2007

A Bottle of Love

Written by Melody from Slurping Life


















It's just an old brown bottle...

My Grandmama's hands caressed the glass

as she rolled out the dough.

Now I nestle the bottle in my hands.

My fingers tingle with memories of

dumplings, pies, cookies

talking, singing, laughter

and the love which fills me.

~

When my maternal Grandmother died ten years ago, her only personal belonging I asked to have was the brown bottle. For as long as any family member can remember, Grandmama used this bottle as her rolling pin. As a little girl, my summers were spent with my Grandmama...countless hours of happiness watching her roll out dough on the Hoosier cabinet in her kitchen. Traces of dried dough cling in the crevice of the bottle's lip. Traces of my Grandmother cling within me.

I love you, Grandmama. I miss you. ox

7 comments:

Pickel said...

Its not just a brown bottle...

SingForHim 94 @ Real Life said...

When I saw the picture, I thought, "I can't wait to see what's behind this!" It's precious! And I love the poetic style of this piece!

Beth said...

Very touching! Beautiful post.

melody is slurping life said...

Thanks you all for "getting it". As is often the case with grandmothers, mine was far more than special.

christinator said...

Beatiful and powerful, Melody...just as your words always are.

Stacy said...

As I've come to expert, your words are wonderful. I can almost feel the bottle in my hands and see her rolling out the dough. (((hugs)))

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

Lovely tribute...

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