This week I had a delightful Christmas dinner with my grandmother in her care home. All of her children and most of her grandchildren were present, which was lovely. Her husband was not, as he traveled to the Grey Havens about a year ago, but we were all thinking of him.
The centerpiece, brought out from grandma’s old house (where my parents now live), was this jolly church—straight from the 1970s—laid in sugar-cube bricks and pink icing mortar.
Grandma apparently followed a pattern in Good Housekeeping to make it, but the candle trees and carollers were her own additions. She also cut shiny wrapping paper to make “stained glass” windows. I’d also show you the door, and the back of the church, but… I forgot my camera that day and had to rely on my dad’s BlackBerry.
The sugar church is on its last legs, but we enjoyed it one last time.