When I was 10 there was a girl at out school who was in junior high, her mother passed away at the start of the school year. I would stare at her and I was terrified to think of that ever happening to me. My Mom wasn't even sick at that point, and I would think about what would I do. Then that summer my Mom got sick and she was gone, she was sick 3 months. I started school in sixth grade almost like that other girl. I have always wondered about it, was it a premonition or an early warning.
2. Who taught you to cook?
When my Mom died, I was the lady of the house. So I taught myself to cook. I remember thinking it can't be that hard, and I can read so I started with a cake mix and went on from there. Now meal planning was something different, but I can't remember not knowing how to cook, nor can I remember not liking to do it. I have always read cookbooks.
3. Do you have a lot of books in your home?
Oh yes, way to many books. I have to say my first love has always been books. I think it is the legacy passed down to me from my great greats and further back. In my family there wasn't much money but what they have passed down has been books. One of the fun things now is passing them on to my children.
4. Do you like carrot cake? Patrice says frosting is good on top. If you like that cake, what kind of frosting do you like best? On top? Hmm. I guess you wear it like a hat.
I can't think of carrot cake without cream cheese frosting. After my Dad remarried, life changed for us. My birth Mom was a very frugal, careful woman. When he remarried, we had a house keeper and a cook. The lady who cooked for us made this wonderful carrot cake with cream cheese frosting but she would put poppy seeds in the frosting. I always think of her because of that. Now that I am older, I know God blessed my Dad like he did and sent those lovely women to us and they made our very crazy life a haven.
5. What's did the last funny t-shirt you read say? (It doesn't have to reflect your personal feeling about the topic, just be funny and family friendly.)
I don't think I can think of any off hand right now.
Thank you Patrice for this weeks questions.