SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Penny Rickhoff of Scottsdale has a different kind of lucky family heirloom.
It’s kept inside a jewelry box and it has at least one similarity to a diamond.
“It’s hard as a rock,” Rickhoff said.
The item isn’t a treasure but a treat.
“It’s a cookie,” Rickhoff said.
85 years ago, she said her mother’s first love gave her the cookie.
She doesn’t think it’s strange.
“People back then, shoot, didn’t have a lot of money,” Rickhoff said. “So you bake a cookie, what else can you do?”
She said she stores the cookie with her jewelry.
The icing spells out Bus, which was her mother’s boyfriend.
“She wanted to keep it as a memento,” Rickhoff said.
She also kept the original Valentine card, again, from the 1930s.
It’s a different kind of keepsake that is still sweet, in a way, 85 years later.
“It’s a lucky cookie, as I say,” Rickhoff said.