Punch Bowl

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Family punch bowl

In the 1960’s, my mother and her sisters were on a mission. The ESSO gas stations in Baton Rouge were giving away a punch cup with a fill up. After 24 full tanks of gas, the punch bowl and stand were free. Working together, Mama and my aunts pooled their punch cups and boom! The family now had a community punch bowl, which has been used for countless wedding and baby showers.

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The family punch bowl took center stage again this Sunday, for a baby shower honoring my two daughters-in-law. A new granddaughter and a new grandson are arriving in a few weeks.

Baby blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.

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