When our cousins came to visit the other day, Cousin Vicki brought and left a package of — guess what? — ALMOND WINDMILL COOKIES!
I found out that these are actually called speculaas, and they’re a Dutch confection, which is appropriate for our family (Leisters and Schroeders), since we were German until WWII, at which time we suddenly became Dutch.
What I remember them from is Kindergarten. Do you?
A nickle would buy you two of these babies plus a half-pint of white milk. WOW, seeing these rushed me back to the past so fast it took my breath. Made me remember the time we came in one morning and a cat jumped out of the doll bed and ran out of the room. That was excitement!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What’s a happily exciting childhood memory your character suddenly remembers?