Friday, December 23, 2016

Memory Makers

"The best memories are about things we did, not things we bought" .  Food and things we make together are big memory makers.  Bob and I made the house together last weekend, the day we decorated the tree.  A cardboard kit with a few embellishments we glued, painted and embellished together.  The cranberry chutney is a seasonal favorite.  I made and canned some 4 dozen (1/2 cup) servings this year for Moms' friends at the Senior Center and for Bob's coworkers.  (The recipe is on the jar lid).

The Winter Stollen cookie recipe can be viewed on my healthy meal blog.  I packed 2 each in little cellophane bags for Bob's coworkers with a few bags left for Bob and I.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Coat of Many Colors

Bob's Dad Jim loved his new winter coat and was happy to model it for us during our Christmas visit 1991.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Meet Again

It was just a few years back I brought my Dad and his first cousin together for the first time.  Bernice, who lives on the western end of my county, had never met Dad, who about 100 miles away.  Bernice and her niece Gerry knew much about Mom and Dads' hometown.  With Bernice now 95 and Mom 91, I wanted to get together again, though aging didn't make that easy.  Yet we did it, meeting in between at Penn Alps.  What fun we had being among women who love each other.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cute Tea & Cute Wife

Our son Greg titled this photo of Michelle as "Cute Tea and Cute Wife" after a visit to Laura's Tea Room.  I could spot vintage blue china, ladies in bonnets and doilies in the Victorian style tea room-all things Michelle loves.

November 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

November Cards

 The last outdoor farmers market of the season was on the first Saturday of November.  Bob and I so enjoyed our 7 culinary demonstrations there, conducted on the first Saturday of each month.  These are thank yous I made for each farmer, or assistant, who donated foods, a kitchen and public relations throughout the season.  Some of the cards are unique to what that farmer grew, as in the "apple" card for the apple grower.

"This special wish is sent to you
To thank you for the good you do."

My lifelong friend Liz celebrates a birthday on December 3rd.  Thus the "3 French Hens" tie-in.  Liz, a retired special needs teacher, now babysits several of her nearby grand children.
Sally was a cashier at the Healthy Cafe and greeted each of her some 500 customers with a smile and "how are you today?"  This birthday card is for her.

"People love you for being kind
People love you because you care.
With all this love coming your way
I hope you have a special day." 

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