Dear readers near and far, do you happen to have horse chestnut trees where you live?
Here in the Arizona desert, there is no such thing. But you see, in Germany and Hungary where I grew up, we always used horse chestnuts for crafts in the fall. Using toothpicks, you can make all kinds of cute creatures out of the smooth, shiny brown fruit.
If you have these trees in your area, would you consider mailing us some of the horse chestnuts - in the shell or without? I would love to be able to share this tradition with our children. The mailing address is on the side bar right under the family photo. If you include your return address, we can send you a cool souvenir from Arizona, like a rattlesnake or tarantula. Oh, wait, those are not really cool - but it's pretty much all we've got around here...
Thanks much in advance. I will be checking the mail box obsessively from now on.