"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

My Grandmother's Gift

Old hands shaping
Flour,butter and water into
Sweet memories
My Grandmother (we called her G-Ma)
was a fabulous baker and made the best pies. 
My mom was a great cook, 
but not overly fond of baking.
So, by the time I was 10 I became the 
family baker of birthday cakes and cookies.
I've always assumed I got that baking gene
from my G-Ma. When I visited
her I watched and learned that baking
was as easy as .....

So,thanks G-Ma for teaching me
how to make all those yummy desserts.
What a sweet gift it is!
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  1. What a lovely tribute to your G-Ma. It's great to continue on a great tradition as baking. I do the same with my mothers Thanksgiving meal. It's just like mom used to make and everyone shows up to continue the tradition.

    Have a fabulous day honey. ♥♥♥

  2. Glad grandma taught you to bake!
    Can I have a cookie?

  3. I wish I had a baking gene. This post makes me crave some sweets :)

  4. Oh, those cookies look positively delicious. It really is neat that your grandma gifted you with her love of baking, a very special gift indeed!! (Now I am hungry. Smiles.)

  5. Our relatives live forever in the gifts they've passed along to us.

  6. This is a fun one--and makes me want to go eat the cookies--maybe even bake something.

  7. How lucky you are to have such a great G-ma ~ What a sweet gift it is truly ~

  8. Kathe, you have a lovely way of incorporating loved ones and memories into your poetry.

  9. what a treat...and the gift that keeps on giving as well with each batch...my boys love to cook...and i am oft made to be the taste tester for contests they concoct...ha

  10. My mouth is watering. Lovely memory of your G-Ma.

  11. Grandmas are pretty special. :)

  12. These look delicious :-)

  13. Baking and Grandma's go together, a gift of love.

  14. You've captured my grandmother, too! In fact, i still have the cookie cutters she used to teach me about sugar cookies and icing.

  15. Carrying the 'family tradition' on young shoulders so now everyone can have a piece. Cookies can be eaten at one's own sweet time and leisure, that's the beauty of it. Wonderful read Kathe!


  16. a lovely testimony to your grandmother. My grandmother was a baker as well.

  17. What a great gift you have received! What time should we be over for dessert?

  18. I'm the baker too. It's a gift from my mom who is thankfully still with us. So happy for you that you received that gift. Are those molasses crinkles? I love them! :-)

  19. My Grandmother was a fabulous cook as well and as I lived with her, I learned to be a good cook as well. I love to bake. I wish I knew more people just so I could bake and give it away.


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