Pre war subjects, ladies at tea, illustrating the past time of reading each other's tea leaves. Husbands, sweethearts, future children or general dreams of the future would be discerned in the soggy mass at the bottom of one's china cup. ' Tea ' was time for a lot of things. This recipe for Old Fashioned Tea Cakes is from old Woodford Kentucky family. These are delightful to serve at your afternoon tea. 1 cup lard 2 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 cup sour milk 1 teaspoon soda Flour enough for a dough that rolls easily Flavor with nutmeg Combine ingredients as given. Roll and cut with cookie cutter; may be centered with a nut or raisin. Bake in moderate oven. Makes 100 cookies. Perfect for large tea party.