I think this is irrefutable proof that people are nuts for my persimmon cookies.
I also want to take this moment to introduce my Mom. Look! She is beautiful. She's also smart (working on her second Master's degree), brave (ran the Paris marathon, beat cancer), and mad-skilled (she knits, cooks, speaks multiple languages, sews, grows beautiful plants, and teaches). All of that, and she's a good sport. My mom raised my sister and I to be independent and to think for ourselves. She taught me to be curious and to make things from scratch. I don't know who I would be without her, but I do know that I probably wouldn't be here, with a backyard full of chickens and a cupboard stocked with homemade jam.
She also drew that circle freehand. I told you: mad-skilled.