Tuesday, November 25, 2008

a family treasure, forever

A number of years ago my mother got the cookbook bug and planned on giving each of her 6 children, and 7 sisters/sister-in-laws a cookbook. She collected favorite recipes from all of us, along with her favorites, and created a wonderful book of memories.

Page 2 -- She bought cute cookbooks with blank recipe pages, and started handwriting the recipes. After completing most of the first book, she decided she had bitten off more than she could chew. With my dad's help they typed all of the recipes into the computer, a TRS-80, and printed 13 sets so they would be ready for Christmas. She then completed that first handwritten cookbook.

Page 3 --
We all treasure Mom's Family Cookbook. Being her oldest child I received the only handwritten Family Cookbook that my mother produced. Now that she is gone, especially around Thanksgiving, that cookbook brings me such joy. You see, my Mother's birthday was November 26.

And now, you know the rest of the story.

Make a cookbook, it will be a family treasure forever. And create the pages in a text file, you never know what computer you may need to do reprints on in the future. Ours have been printed on a TRS-80, a 286 PC, and Windows 95 and XP.

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