This weekend we went down to Club Ponderosa to spend some QT with the family. We had a great time! One of the best parts of the weekend was watching my mom teach my sister, Ashley, how to make her pie crust and bake two different kind of pies. (Apple and, my favorite, strawberry rhubarb) I was designated scribe and photo journalist, taking pictures of the process as well as writing down the recipes for Ash as she went through the procedures with Mom. I remember mom doing the same thing for me a few years ago. I love how patient mom is with her directions and how she makes you work things out for yourself while gently nudging you in the right direction. Ashley did a fantastic job and both pies turned out to be delicious.

I feel that it is really important to learn these things from our family members in order to keep our traditions alive for future generations. Food, recipes, crafts, gardening, etc. all are a part of the fabric that makes our family what it is. I remember learning from my Grammy how to bake our family favorite poppyseed cake when I was about twelve, every time I make it, it brings back wonderful memories of our time together. It is a connect that lives on even though she passed away many years ago. Something that I can share with my children in the future.

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