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November 20th, 2013
I was talking to my new friend Nancy Baggett, a very prominent and well respected cook book author and food journalist who I came in contact with via Facebook.com. She took a picture of one of her prized vintage cook books and was asking people about "if women really wore dresses and aprons in the 40's and 50's" or times past.
I loved this question so much that I wanted to share a place where cooks from all over the world can share what they remember about their mother's cooking, and how it shaped their cooking and so on.....
I have about 1000 cook books from all over that I have been collecting and reading like novels since I was nine-years-old. When I was married to my rocket scientist ex, we used to go to the many antique stores all around Orange-and also every used book store when we would go on trips.
I remember my mom wearing pants but it wasn't the thing to do in the 60's. It was a big deal when I was allowed to finally wear pants in elementary school, and an even bigger deal in the Catholic Church!
There are many elements of the times past which I wish were still there like families that ate together, prayed together and stayed together.
My mom wasn't like the "Leave it to Beaver" lady with the pearls and frilly apron, but she did put quality food on the table with plenty of LOVE with my dad who absolutely loved cooking. With four kids, me being the youngest, there was always plenty of everything to go around-including love and instilling the right values served up right along with everything else.
Now mom whose name is "Ramona", named after the very famous book, is now 79 years young, the two pictures here were taken on her 79th birthday back on June 19th, 2010. I only wish I could get her out more and do more with her. But I think with the help of Home Health Care, for my dad who is very disabled now at 83, that wish will be possible soon.
I feel like
starting a fan club for my Mama-to get others all over the world to
tell her to spend more time with her daughter-as time goes by so
quickly and memories are held dear. I want to get her out for a
"Ladies Day Out" each week where I do anything mom wants to do. I
want to give her experiences more than stuff, as you can't take
that with ya.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
2011, Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Written January 15th, 2011