Carol and the Snickerdoodles

I know many of you remember Carol, who worked at our front desk for well over a decade.  She loved everyone, and always had a hug ready for them. She loved to travel and see friends and relatives.  She retired from our office, only to spend even more time traveling and donating time to charities.  When she passed away suddenly a couple of years ago, it was like loosing a very dear family member.

Quite a few years ago, Carol gave us some cookie mixes, created by a charity to help abused women.  Snickerdoodles.  The bag looked so cool, I could hardly wait to try and make them.  But I decided it would be best to wait for a special occasion.  Time and occasions came and went, but I never got around to making the Snickerdoodles.  When I had time, the occasion didn’t seem special enough.  When a fitting occasion arrived, I didn’t have time or just didn’t remember.

So now we moved everything to a boat.  Including a mix for Snickerdoodles.  I decided now would be a great time to make them… honoring Carol and the women she supported.  But had the mix gone bad?  As they were baking, the boat filled with a wonderful aroma, and when I took them out of the oven, they looked great!

But they tasted lousy.  Not horrible, but not worth the eating.  Sigh.  I dumped them all in the trash.  All those years spent waiting for the right time to do something…  I bet you can see where this is going.  The time to make your Snickerdoodles is now.  If you wait too long, you will miss out entirely.  Savor your Snickerdoodles!



  1. Carol was a lovely, cheerful, welcoming, big hearted soul. It is my good fortune to have known her.

  2. One of the books that assured us that “now” was the time to go cruising was “Sail Before Sunset” by Earl Hinz. The book speaks specifically to grab the opportunity, whether it’s the “right” time or not. We have run into so many people around the world on vacation that said, we could never do what you’re doing. Au Contraire Mon Ami. You can do whatever you have a mind to!
    Les & Rosemary Dobbe (former owner of Grace)

    • Thank you Les for your wonderful advice – both here and elsewhere about our beautiful boat!

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