11 February 2009

Mother's Wisdom

My mother used to make anise mints for weddings. Once, when I watched her making a batch, I noted that there were only two colors of mint. When I inquired as to why she only made two colors instead of three or four, her response was "Because people take one of each color, even though they all taste the same. If I made three or four colors, that would just mean I'd need to make more mints."

I thought of this today when trying to decide which and how many of the about seven different types of candy to take from the dish in the Development Office.

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