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  • Writer's pictureAlice Wyatt

Spice and Sparkle

Donna’s Ginger Christmas Cookies

an old recipe

handed down

flour, butter, ginger, molasses

shaped into:

stars, bears, trees, a camel

hung on the tree to spin in the sparkle

or - eaten round

dough pressed by

the bottom of a glass

crisp medallions with sugar crystal tops

more precious still

stories of

my great-grandmother

a life recipe:

compassion, self-control, courage

honor to God, humble service to others

shaping lives

of those to come

five generations of

spice and sparkle, sweet and strong

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