My mom has arrived for a 10 day visit. Needless to say Liam is VERY excited.
He sure loves his Grandma.
*Photos are from last summer when we visited Grandma on her farm.
If the department cannot find the biological father, or the biological father refuses permission, the adoption cannot proceed.That doesn't sound so bad does it? Don't let an adoption proceed without the father being informed and giving his consent. It's all fine and well until you get a case like this one:
Marrow spoons were aptly named for their macabre purpose. It doesn't take much imagination to divine what these utensils were used for. During the reign of Queen Anne, the consumption of bone marrow (of mainly beef bones) was a delicacy enjoyed by everyone who could afford to have it (though it was almost assuredly, an acquired taste).EWWWWWWW! They were digging out bone marrow and eating it! and enjoying it! As much as i wanted to be polite there was NO WAY I was going to eat that. I had stopped eating Jell-o once I found out where it came from (The gelatin you eat in Jell-O comes from the collagen in cow or pig bones, hooves, and connective tissues. To make gelatin, manufacturers grind up these various parts and pre-treat them with either a strong acid or a strong base to break down cellular structures and release proteins like collagen, from TLC in case you wanted to know too!)
Some examples of these utensils date from the late 15th century. The long and narrow spoon section was used to dig out the marrow of larger bones, which was then mixed into soups or baked in ovens. This was a delicacy in early years when generally only the rich and influential could afford a steady source of actual meat. The utensil was generally made of silver to better fit in with the tableware sets of the day.
Also, due to the hard digging and scraping that was involved in getting the soft marrow out of the bone centers, softer metal (like tin) or even wooden spoons didn't last very long. The utensil sometimes had two spoon sections; one per end, with one being half the length of the other and narrower (for getting into smaller bone centers apparently). The hallmarks are usually found on the underside of the connector stem between the two spoon ends.