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Oh Say, Did We See . . .

If a bunch of sewing bloggers get together, you’d expect them to discuss sewing, right?  And fabric, and style, and color, and patterns and a hundred other relevant things, right? And when a few of us met up recently, that’s exactly what we did.  but that wasn’t all we did.  Shams generously brought a huge assortment of  See’s Candies with her from California, and we consumed them enthusiastically, but not without a little trauma.

See’s, for those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to know it, is a regional candy company, started long ago by the iconic Mary See in her kitchen.  Many of those of us who no longer grace San Francisco’s hills mourn the loss of easy access to See’s almost more than no longer living in that glorious city .   .   .  See’s candies are just wonderful. So there were four of us slavering over the box when Shams opened it, and three of us gasping in horror (I think this is no exaggeration) when Shams took a large knife and rent each candy asunder with a mighty blow!

Yes, Shams committed See-icide.  That woman has lived in San Francisco so long that she takes See’s for granted!  Shams seemed to think this was a practical means of checking the interiors, but, I ask you, where is the reverence???

If you check her blog, you’ll see that she’s posted a picture of Peggy holding the weapon.  This was obviously an attempt to cover her  tracks, and (dare I say it?) frame the innocent Peggy.  You’ll also note that I am still in shock, moments later, as Peg is attempting to graciously move past the scandalous moment.  I can’t prove that Carolyn was as stunned as I was, but it’s my recollection that she was, as any right-minded person would have been.

I should have traveled with my laminated See’s guide.  I keep it by my desk at all times, and yet, in this, our time of need, I left it at home.

We did shop, but that was later, after we were very, very well fed.  And yes, we ate every bit of the See’s, every single delicious bite.

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  1. April 18th, 2011 at 10:01 | #1

    ooh have you got a bigger copy of that See’s guide you could email to me? A friend just visited from LA and brought a generous 2 lb box, which is currently being cottled and savoured in our freezer. But each bite is a mystery, and I’d love to look up each one after I’ve eaten it to see what it was! 😉

    • April 18th, 2011 at 10:16 | #2

      Just give me a couple of minutes, Melissa, and I’ll send it along. Hmmm, I wonder how much of See’s trade is finding itself on planes???

  2. Shams
    April 16th, 2011 at 17:00 | #3

    LOLOL. You guys crack me up. I still am sad about the dark chocolate bordeaux, though.

    • April 18th, 2011 at 10:15 | #4

      It was sad, Shams, but you will discover shortly that it led to something . . . interesting! It was wonderful of you to have schlepped all that goodness across the country!

  3. April 16th, 2011 at 13:25 | #5

    Yes, I was as horrified as you were…I couldn’t believe how she massacred that deliciousness! *LOL*

    • April 18th, 2011 at 10:12 | #6

      Yes, indeed, Carolyn, it was shocking, just shocking, I say!

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