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A Rat and a Mole With the Right Idea

March 13, 2016


“The rat brought the boat alongside the bank, made her fast, helped the Mole ashore and swung out the luncheon basket. The Mole begged to be allowed to unpack it all by himself. The Rat was very pleased to indulge him and to sprawl out on the grass and rest while his excited friend shook out the table cloth and spread it , took the mysterious packets one by one and arranged their contents in due order, still gasping, “Oh my! Oh my!” When all was ready, the Rat said, “pitch in, Old Fellow!” and the Mole was very glad to obey, for he had started his spring cleaning very early that morning, and had not paused for a bite since.”  Wind in the Willows

willow picnic

Rat and Mole have the right idea. If spring cleaning must be done, do it quickly while there still is a nip in the air, for as soon as the sun and bumblebees  come out, it is time for a picnic. A picnic is a simple thing, food outside. Of course a basket is a handy object to carry your food to your desired destination, and a quilt or blanket are perfect items to host this little party. There are so many options for picnic ideas. Have one with your girlfriends.


One of my favorite picnics is one with my children and a good book.


Children and picnics are always a good idea.


A tea party picnic is the best of two ideas.


MAMA’S CUPBOARD, my little shop is the perfect place to prepare for your upcoming spring picnic. We carry picnic baskets, great books, (including The Wind in the Willows)  tea sets and tea. This THURSDAY 11;00-4:00, FRIDAY 11:00-4:00 and SATURDAY 11:00-3:00 we will be open for our SPRING CELEBRATION!

721 N. Webster, Kokomo on the corner of Webster and Madison, 2 blocks north of Jefferson.


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