|NOT the shortbread cookies, these are sugar cookies from a few years back. Hey, gotta have a photo for you!|
Richard was given a gluten free mix for Shortbread Cookies. I made them this weekend and after I rolled the dough into a ball, I slapped the dough and sang this song: "Mammy's little baby loves shortenin', shortenin'. Mammy's little baby loves shortenin' bread!"
And yes, before you ask, I DO have a song for everything!
The song was written by James Whitcomb Riley. You may read more about him here.
James Whitcomb Riley wrote thousands of poems and one of them "Little Orphant Annie" was the inspiration for the comic strip "Little Orphan Annie"! He seemed to be a very talented, interesting man but one of the things that caught my eye, he encouraged and brought attention to the poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar. (I have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating, I really don't care what you've done in life, only how nice you are...that's it!)
I remember this song from one of the episodes of "I Love Lucy". Lucy's best friend, Ethel Mertz sang the song as the other characters did all kinds of things behind her back! Such a funny show!
Okay then, anybody else sing this song when you are slapping dough together...anybody? Come on now, be honest!