Sunday, 12 October 2014

Door Knobs and Double Troubles

Two of my favourite treats have to be door knobs and double troubles. Don't even think yuck before you know what they are! 

One day after school when I was about 11, my mother put a couple of what I thought were door knobs in my hand. I, of course, told her I didn't want those door knobs. I don't know if any of you in your houses had door knobs that were round and were made of glass or marble and were really pretty; in ours, they were a dark brown. Ever since that day, I've loved door knobs or devil's food chocolate cookie cakes. That's an empty box, by the way. I tried to ration them as much as possible.

Now for the double troubles named by my brother James, who is now called Jim by everyone except his brothers and sisters. We don't know know why he called fig bars by that name except the first time he saw them he said. 'Uh oh! Double trouble!' Or maybe because there were two rows of them. The only thing that has changed with Fig Newtons (and they have to be Fig Newtons) is they've shrunk greatly in size. Tell me, who couldn't eat a whole box? So there you have the explanation of this week's blog. Do you have special names for things, especially treats?

As you can imagine, the only topic on the news these days is Ebola. I don't know how the assistant nurse is doing, because I never watch TV or listen to the radio at the weekend. I did see on the internet a nurse in Texas has tested positive for it. I wonder what the story will be about how she contracted it. It all sounds fishy to me. I guess I'm one of those people who are always thinking 'conspiracy'.

Despite the sun being out, we've had our share of rain these past few days. I'm not thinking about going out today as I have too many other things to keep me occupied inside, but hope it waits until tonight to rain if it's going to. I've said before that October is a good time to visit Spain as it's not too hot, but maybe I'm wrong. I laughed the other day because I saw it was sunny in London and pouring in Madrid.

Hope everybody has a good week ahead. Can I say how quickly time is passing?


  1. Yes, you can say it and it is true. Time is flying.

    We don't have names for goodies, but I do like yours!!

  2. I have fond memories of Fig Newtons...when I was a little girl my mom used to pack them in my lunch. They were my favorites! I can't get over how fast time is passing. The holidays are going to be here before we know it! Have a wonderful week, Brenda!