Monthly Archives: December 2016

Plum Pudding Time

I was rearranging my bookshelf the other day, and rediscovered my mother’s cookbooks. For many years they stood on the bottom shelf of the built-in cupboard in her farmhouse kitchen. Well-worn, their spotted and yellowed pages contain her handwritten notes … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, cooking, family history, Kansas, Mothers, The Great Depression, World War II | 2 Comments

It’s beginning to look (and sound and taste) a lot like Christmas

Wednesday we had our first snow, the beautiful, wet, heavy kind that makes perfect snow people and snowballs. It’s the kind of weather I associate with the Christmases of my childhood, when my brother and I made snow forts and … Continue reading

Posted in Bloomington, Indiana, Christmas, Indiana University