14 October 2015
Mom's Rolling Pin
In the spring of this year, Jerry and I had went
thru mom's kitchen, packing most of it to return to my father and brother. We removed perishables, and used them. Most of the dishes, pots, pans, bakewear, pie pans, cookie sheets, utensils, etc, we packed for my brother~~my mother and I had talked about how my brother does way more cooking than I do and would use those things.
Mom was all about utility; beautiful items that are functional were the optimal gifts for her to give and receive. But there were sometimes when the aesthetics of a piece trumped its practicality. At such times, those pleasing aesthetics were indeed the function of that item; truly a piece of art, in whatever media, falls squarely in this framework.
There are a few things from the kitchen I brought home. One of them was mom's rolling pin. Jerry had asked me if it was ok, if I would want him to do some wood burning to it, because he wanted to and he misses mom, he loved her too.
This past week, Jerry worked on the rolling pin for days. Today, he finished up the display board. I love it.