My love of quilts began with this sweet lady, my grandmama.
|My grandmother was born in 1908 as a twin. This is her on the left and her twin on the right. They were named Irene (my grandmother) and Pauline (my aunt).|
Her "world famous" chocolate cake recipe can be found here.
It is the fudgiest cake you will ever hope to find! Her story of this cake can be found at the link above.
My grandmother had "spunk". She once chased a burglar out of the house with the broom to protect her babies! (She had three sons.)Her purse always smelled like juicy fruit gum and she always had embroidered handkerchiefs that she knotted into "hanky babies" during the sermon (to entertain my sister and I). She also showed us how to make carnations out of Kleenex tissues and a pipe cleaner. We made carnations until we sat in a pile of torn tissue edges!
Her popcorn was the best I've ever had. She made it in a big heavy pan and used butter instead of oil. The butter browned as the popcorn popped, so it had a wonderful flavor!
Grandmama, We love you!