Both my parents grew up on farms. And during my formative years, I too, lived on
those same farms. It's funny how after growing up, working through two
a career and children, I still return to the "old ways" of
I still sew just
the way Mama taught me. I quilt just the way Mama's
mother taught me.
And I still cook the way Daddy's mother taught me to do it.
This may be the 90's....the age of fast food, disposables and instant gratification;
but there is something to be said about the pride and skill that went into those
old wives tales and home remedies. Face it.....they are just a simpler,
less expensive and most times, BETTER way of doing things.
I dedicate this section to my grandparents.
Each of them taught me lessons not
only in country living, but in LIFE overall
.....lessons which could never be learned or
experienced in a classroom.
Written instructions do not do them justice. But my
hope is that somewhere out there,
the following items will touch someone's heart and/or
life the way they have graced my own.
And in some way, maybe they will help another
individual in a way that can only
shadow the influence they have had on me through
My mother's parents on their 50th Anniversary