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Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

Mother’s Day card from Clare and Andrew

Back when the kids made me Mother’s Day cards.

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Two by Clare

They say talent skips a generation. I believe it. Mom could draw and Clare can draw. I cannot. Here are two early paintings by Clare.

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Top Secret Notes

I barely remember this, but I bet I had fun with it.

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Two vintage Christmas cards

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More Silver Jubilee stuff

While I was not in England during the Silver Jubilee (or was I? — I don’t remember) I have a few souvenirs from that event — all gifts, I think. I already blogged about the set of silver plated teaspoons. I also have two tea containers — one in use, the other was Mom’s and … Continue reading »

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Polaroid 3-dimensional picture viewer glasses

Not sure where these came from (other than Mom’s house).

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A portrait of Jean (I think)

My mom was an artist — not professionally, but she did have talent at drawing. I found the pencil drawing below among her things and I think it is of a neighbor. I know Mom drew (in chalk) a portrait of Marie, Jean’s older sister who died when she was around a year old. Her … Continue reading »

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Thoughts on some teaspoons that I never use

I’ve had these Silver Jubilee teaspoons since 1977. They were a gift to me from the Burgoynes — my British “second-family.” They are in perfect condition because I have never used them — I always think I should take them to the kitchen and actually use them for special occasions, but they are sort of … Continue reading »

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Meatballs (not the kind you have with spaghetti)

Here’s a handwritten (Mom’s handwriting) recipe for “Meatballs” Meatballs 2 lbs. hamburger 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix 2 eggs 1 cup breadcrumbs Make meatballs 1 bottle chili sauce 1 can cranberry sauce 16 oz. sauerkraut 1 c. brown sugar Pour over top. Bake 1.5 hours at 350. It is probably pretty good — but … Continue reading »

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Six recipes from The Free Press, Elgin, Illinois, 1970

In a bag of recipes, some handwritten, some clipped from newspapers or magazines, I found six that were clipped from the Free Press newspaper. None of them look very healthy and only a few look appetizing. I might actually make this recipe — it doesn’t look too bad. I’d call this recipe “Spanish Rice” instead … Continue reading »

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