Wednesday, December 13, 2017
It’s Wednesday and that means it’s the Jazz Age here at Teagan’s Books. This time I’m not telling a story. I’m just imagining what the holidays might have looked like for Pip and her friends during the Roaring Twenties.
I imagined Pip decorating a Christmas tree. Granny Phanny would have had a few prized glass ornaments to hang from the tree. The baubles would most likely have been German-made back then. Granny would have gotten in a lather if one was broken. However, for the most part, they wouldn’t have had the sophisticated ornaments we have today.
Pip would doubtless prick her finger many times while stringing popcorn, and that’s no phonus balonus. She would painstakingly cut little strips of paper to make chains that would decorate the tree as well. Granny Phanny would have likely been pretty handy with a crochet needle, not to mention deliciously preserved food treats. She would have passed along those darb handmade gifts.
Pip, on the other hand would have needed to shop. She is a bearcat, but she’s not very handy with crafts, and she’s still learning to cook. During a few seasons Granny and Pip would have gone up to Atlanta for a special shopping trip at Rich’s department store.
The holiday dinner table would have had a centerpiece made of lemons and oranges. Granny Phanny would probably have served a baked ham rather than turkey, but I imagine she changed up the main course from time to time. While her guests were waiting for the meal, Granny would have had Pip pass around some hors d’oeuvres like deviled eggs, roasted nuts, or olives.
Desserts? There would have been more than one, but some kind of spice cake would have been in the offering. If you’re looking for a recipe, try this delectable dessert from Suzanne at A Pug in the Kitchen.
Now Granny Phanny is no Mrs. Grundy. She might have had some giggle water on hand, and passed around a jorum of skee. That is, as long as neither the G-man, Marshal Moses Myric, nor the copper, Detective Dabney Daniels, were around.
I’d love to stick around in the Roaring Twenties, but I have to get back to the present now.
Hopefully it’s copacetic because I have to do the requisite shameless self-promotion. Here are the links to the books about Pip and her friends.
I appreciate your visit. You are pos-i-lutely the bee’s knees!
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