Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Handwritten Memories to LOVE!

A favorite Stories by Me maxim
"Your Story, much more than a book!"

I often marvel at the truth of that statement.

Kevin's paternal grandmother was known to be an excellent cook. Uncle Earl tells us that she started the school lunch program in the Lewiston area of Cache Valley, Utah. I would have LOVED to spent an hour or two with her in the kitchen. Supposedly she could tell the exact temperature of her coal-burning stove just by holding her hand to the oven door. Aunt Wilma says that Grandmother carried most of the recipes in her head. She never wrote many directions, she just seemed to have the built-in know how to create perfection in the kitchen.

It took a while to hunt down these recipes. They had been lovingly passed from family member to family member... none of them in our direct family line. Thank goodness for the digital age. I carefully scanned each image and had the originals returned within days. Now everyone can enjoy a copy of her recipes, in Grandma's own handwriting, complete with the proof that these recipes were family favorites.

How awesome are the hats? Grandma is second from the left in picture #1 and third from the left in the second picture.


Dapoppins said...

The aprons are pretty cute too!

I popped in from Main Street!

B's Mommy said...

I wish I had my grandma's recipes. They died with her. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of your family history and Utah's. Plus I Adore the hats!! :)

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Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love love love handwritten recipes! If I ever see any at estate sales I buy them quickly..one time after I got home and realized what a treasure I had, I went back and asked them if they were CERTAIN they wanted to sell them? Yep , they did..so sadly (for the memories they just "sold") but happy for me, I took them back home ..

Lauri said...

Oh, what a good idea! I've never thought to look for recipe cards. I have been known to 'rescue' family photographs. It kills me to see them still sitting in the frame with a $1.00 price tag attached to it. Are you kidding??? Those pictures are PRICELESS!!!