As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday Snaphshots: Grandy

 Favorite food at Gran's house might not be a yummy salad.

It might not be a platter full of marinated and grilled chicken tenders.

It might not even be dessert!

I suspect that the favorite food at Gran's house might be Grandy.

Every Sunday, I have the old Mason jar filled with some kind of tempting treat. It may be lollipops or chocolate or Smarties or Twizzlers. I set the jar in an out-of-the-way spot on the kitchen counter. (Often a grand or two can be seen taking a peek into that out-of-the-way spot to see what's in the jar this week.)

When it's time to go home, it's time to get a treat from the Grandy jar.

For them, it's a treat. For me, it's another way to build memories.


  1. This is another reason why you are my example as a Grandma!

    You are so good at tying heart strings!

    Love you friend!

  2. A sweet idea indeed! And I noticed your strawberry pie--it reminds me of one of our favorite recipes.

  3. Those tenders and the salad look mighty tempting to me! lol. Hope you are enjoying a beautiful weekend. xo

  4. I cannot say how much I love this simple way to create a touch-point in the life of your children/grandchildren (even though I would much prefer the strawberry pie to the candy!). My Dad's stepfather had a cabinet that was built into the wall right next to his reclining chair that held loads of all sorts of candy. I thought they were so rich. I had heard my mother talk about how expensive sugar was getting to be and with all that candy and as sweet as my grandmother made her iced tea, they must've been rolling in dough ;-) And Pop-pop always had a quarter for us when we went home. Rich, indeed! Thank you for bringing up such a fun memory!

  5. What a sweet idea! Little things like this stick in the memory and become part of family tradition.

  6. What a cute idea. I imagine that the kids enjoy finding something new each week.

  7. That's a cute and clever word you've coined...the Grandy! I imagine that jar is the first thing the grands look for when they come to visit. :) My eye would be on that strawberry pie! Have a great week, Cheryl!

  8. What a perfectly wonderful idea! It seems as though we rarely have the grandkids in our home anymore. We are always at theirs. So when they ARE coming, I fill the pantry with all their favorites. Love your pictures!

  9. Another sweet idea! My great-grandmother did not have much - not even an indoor bathroom! - but she did have a candy dish made out of glass. The lid was a glass hen. Sometimes she had candy corn, but most often it was the soft, chalky peppermint sticks. When we visited her (which was probably weekly) we always got a piece of candy (plus, we loved to use the outhouse;)!

  10. Oh my! Yup, on so many levels and not the least of which is that they are eager to visit and there are no tears at parting. Sweetness all around.


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