First of all, be very careful in your selection. Do not choose one too young, and take only such as have been reared in a good moral atmosphere. Some insist on keeping them in a pickle, while others keep them in hot water. This only makes them hard sour, hard and sometimes bitter. Even poor qualities may be made sweet, tender and good by garnishing them with patience, well sweetened with smiles, and flavored with kisses to taste. Wrap them in a mantle of charity, keep them warm with a steady fire of devotion, and serve with peaches and cream. When thus prepared, they will keep for years.