My Father…A Jewelry Box…& Biscuits

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart– Winnie the Pooh

Hello, sweet friends…

With Father’s Day around the corner I wanted to share a story about my father…aka…’Captain Ed’

Before my father was married and while serving duty in the Navy he promised his mother my grandmother who was always praying for him that one day he would take her back to visit her hometown in Mexico.

Many years later and during the summer of my 4th grade he fulfilled this promise to his mother taking her back to her hometown. along with his wife & 5 children

That summer we traveled in a burgundy station wagon throughout the countryside…along the backroads…and among larger cities. The trip meant the world to my grandmother particularly her visit to the sacred shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in the heart of Mexico City.

Along the way there were many other stops…

one being a fabulous marketplace where I remember my father bartering with a local vender for a handmade wooden jewelry box.

Over the years this jewelry box has been a loving gift & reminder of that summer…the journey of a lifetime kept forever in my heart.


What’s Cooking?


A few days ago before going to bed I had a craving for biscuits…so the next morning I woke up early and baked a batch. There’s something about baking biscuits…it’s good for the soul…and makes me feel like all is right with the world.


2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

6 Tbsp Butter

1 cup Milk

Preheat oven to 425*. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add milk and stir until dough just comes together. Dough will be wet and sticky.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed 15 times. Gently roll or pat dough to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on untreated baking sheet.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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6 Responses to My Father…A Jewelry Box…& Biscuits

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    I love your story of traveling to where your Grandmother was from in Mexico! Perhaps where your love of Mexican food comes from??? But then I cant figure out my excuse as I love it too!!!!!!

  2. Joe says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your father and his love for his family and his mother.
    A very lovely jewelry box and scrumptious biscuits!
    Happy Father’s Day to all!!

  3. Marge says:

    Wow! How interesting about your grandmother! Where in Mexico was her hometown? My grandmother was also from Mexico but shewas from Zacatecas. She died just before I turned 6. Have a beautiful week!

  4. Marcia says:

    Hello, sweet Marge…
    I’m thinking she was from a small town called Guanajuato. It was a fabulous summer memory. I loved her very much and fortunately was able to spend most summers together. Have a wonderful weekend

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