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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pancakes, snow and art

Pancake breakfast season is upon us again. I wonder how many organizations I could name that do not have a pancake fundraiser. And, so, it was the Hudson High School Parent Teacher Organization's event yesterday. Laura and I were in the crowd.


A sign at the door announced all pancakes were gluten free. In addition, all pancakes were donated by the local Perkins Pancake franchise, as were the accompanying sausages. 

Factory pancakes, re-heated in a steam unit, served over two questionable sausages. At the table, imitation butter and syrup. But, the coffee was real, and my $16 probably is well spent. We left the deafening cafeteria for the quieter student art exhibit in the gym.


There was a lot of good art on display, but these bowls held my attention. My mother would have loved these. All those church bulletins and colorful magazine pages she could have kept from the landfill.


Perhaps in my dotage I will look into the rolled paper art form and make all presents in-house.


This structure is at the end of one of the exits of the high school, and is where I pick Laura up after school, if she needs picked up. They call it The Gazebo. Ours is not to question, etc. I liked the lace edging the melting snow commenced making.


This morning the snow on my neighbor's roof caught my eye. Each section of his tin roof is sending down a a distinct unit of snow.

25 comments:

  1. Our family has solemnly sworn NOT do participate in Homemade Christmas this year, but those bowls look like the kind of thing my family would love. (Maybe I'll just do "Homemade Just Because I Love You presents.")

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  2. Very interesting. Do they call that quilling?

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  3. Hari om
    Love and love and love the bowl design!!! Pass on the brekky... today was hinting at spring, but won't pack mg hat just yet. YAM xx

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  4. The bowls are beautiful? Recycling at its best.

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  5. The bowls are lovely and the student who made them is very talented.

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  6. I like those bowls! You made me smile with this: "... in my dotage ..." Hah! You'll never slow down enough to have a dotage, Joanne :) Love the roof shots.

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  7. Love the bowls. I was given a box made this way - and am intrigued.
    Pancakes and sausage? Not something I have come across. Here pancakes are usually sweet. And I like mine with lemon and a little sugar.

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  8. The creativity of the bowls is ingenious. They are so artistic.

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  9. I do like those bowls; very cleverly put together! I would rather go to a pancake fundraiser than the ones that seemed popular in the San Diego area before we left that were mattress sales. I always wondered how profitable they were.

    betty

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  10. Reheated pancakes with imitation butter and syrup? I can't think of much that's worse.
    The bowls are lovely, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't make one.

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  11. Jess made pancakes yesterday & managed to flip one which landed behind the cooker !

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  12. I love those bowls. I spent last winter rolling up magazine pages in just that fashion, but I use them as coasters. It never occurred to me to make them different sizes and put them together. I think I'll try it.

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  13. Such a shame to have imitation syrup at this time of year - should be real maple syrup (but that would no doubt eat up some of the profits). We have a red roof, the same as the one you photographed on the gazebo. My father always, for fun, pronounced that word "gaze - bo". -Jenn

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  14. The bowl is beautiful. It is hard to resist bright colors and circular shapes. I had never heard of quilling before.

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  15. I had to laugh at the questionable sausage. Pretty bowls. Grandma Great used to make paper bead necklaces like that.

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    1. So did my mom. They were lovely, and we sold them for her.

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  16. in your dotage...that made me laugh. I think I'd have just donated the money and passed on the meal.

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  17. How I wish I could have transported our glutenly challenged visitor to your fundraiser.....

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  18. I used to make bead necklaces from long thing wedge shapes of paper roller up. It was fun and one could chose the colors from the magazines cut up.

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  19. How clever of nature to provide frills, giving that boring structure the 'gingerbreading' required for a Victorian gazebo.

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  20. Good camaraderie for both you and Laura.

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  21. I love pancake breakfasts, but one I know are made by local Fire men, and those pancakes are quality. And the fire men are darn cute, young, and friendly

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  22. Neat bowls. So ... I gotta ask, the coffee was real and how about the maple syrup? Real or not so real?

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    1. Only the coffee was real. And, it was good.

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