Picture Perfect: Old Fashioned
Inexplicably, the first thing I thought of was ice cream.
The second thing is the tool you see here. This is for making pasta. It dates from the 1950’s. My husband and I got it from his parents. It is easy to make pasta, all you need is one egg per person and as much flour as it will take. We generally use this machine with guests so they can help turn the handle, push the dough, and cut the pasta to the desired length. The disk you see standing is the one for macaroni. Don’t ask me how it does it, but in spite of what seems like should be flat pieces, they come out tubular. This represents the positive elements of old-fashioned—simple pleasures, high quality.
The third thing that occurred to me is resistance to change. This is the negative side of old-fashioned. Often when the prophets bring a message, the people say we are just doing as our forefathers did. I remember singing “Give me that old-time religion.” I don’t want to sing that anymore. God wants us to change, even though the direction He is showing is the same old-fashioned one—Love one another. For an article on this subject from today’s prophet, go to the most recent entry in his blog
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