Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hoarding Chocolates - 1


hand mill image from...


My paternal grandmother, Veronica Mitchell(whom we fondly called Dee)(many years deceased), used to grind cocoa beans which she would shape into cocoa logs and balls, to be used for making hot chocolate. Dee sold them, along with herbs and spices in the old Chaguanas market revisit Dee

out in the street-
the barking dog chasing
after passing cars
--gillena cox



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6 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

I always feel so many things with your posts, a sense of history that I wish I had but my parent moved us away from family, and both are dead so I miss it.....I love yout posts

8:13 AM  
Blogger Diane Mayr said...

Thanks for sharing this memory, Gillena, it reminded me of my mother stuffing sausage casings. I head to the supermarket for sausages--I wonder if my kids will have supermarket memories thirty years from now?

I look forward to more chocolate!

8:55 AM  
Blogger joo said...

Lovely photos, lovely haiku and lovely story Gillena!
Have a great day:)
Hugs
Joo

12:32 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by

Lorraine, have a lovely day
Diane LOL
Joo HUGS

much love...

1:13 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Gillena,
__So nice, reading this again, loved it then... and now! _m

8:30 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you stopped by Doug; much love...

3:20 AM  

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