|... as is, in the box, ready to go ...|
This year their holiday there was for the coming of the New Year.
Over the years a tradition has developed around gingerbread houses.
The women make the gingerbread, carefully cut the pieces, glue them together with royal icing and then the fun for the kids begins.
|... the candy sorted and contaionerized ...|
This year Mary happened on a gingerbread house sale, the day after Christmas.
Boxes that were regularly $12 were now on sale for $1 a box.
|... royal icing, the glue that never fails ...|
There were fifteen boxes in the store.
Mary had a hard time justifying only buying 7 of them, but that is the number of cousins who would be interested in making them.
Hard not to think this might have been Mary’s best Christmas treat ever.
|... all in a row ...|
A lot of labour saved in that after Christmas sale.