Friday, August 8, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


The wonderful Kelli over at "There's no place like home" has started this friday feature, here's what she had to say:

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, a new antique find, an old love letter. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!
If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky.

What I'm showing you today, I already did back on my blog a LONG time ago, but I know that most of you wouldn't have seen it and it bears repeating.

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If you've been visiting my blog for a while you will know how much my Greatgrandmother meant to me, still does. I always think back about the times we spent together, the laughs, the jokes and all that she taught me.

One thing I love doing is cooking, and she did too. I remember spending hours watching her at the stove and learning from her. Those were some of the best moments of my life.

She loved collecting recipes and so do I, so when I was about 15 or 16, we sat down at the kitchen table and cut out recipes from magazines or newspapers to make this little booklet for me. I still have it and it's one of my treasured possessions. Now mind you all the recipes are in portuguese, because, well, because I'm portuguese LOL





Some of the pages are starting to fall apart, and at first I was thinking about redoing it, but then I remembered that my greatgrandmothers hands touched it, she tied the strings for me and I wouldn't
DARE undo it. I hope to one day pass it on to my daughter.

21 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Sandra, what a wonderful S&S and memories of your grandma! I would not want to touch it either. Just keep it like it is. Precious.

Elizabeth Ann said...

A wonderful show 'n tell...it brings a happy tear to my eye because I had a wonderful Grandmother who was really my best friend as I grew up. I also have saved many of her hand-written receipes..she was a frugal soul and wrote them out on those white carboard pieces that came in the flat pantyhose envelopes ((smile))

Thank you for sharing.

Thru Pink Curtains said...

I'm glad you kept it original! I have an old cookbook like that too wrapped in a piece of oilcloth that has turned quite dark. The pictures on your sidebar are mouthwatering and i am trying to stay on a raw food diet. well i could eat the orange slices !!!!!!

SAH in Suburbia said...

This is a great show and tell!! I have a recipe book that belonged to my great aunt that I posted for show and tell a while back. There's something to be said for old recipes...and traditions that come with breaking bread together. What a wonderful treasure!!

Lynn said...

Great treasure. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

Hi Sandra
You are very lucky indeed to have such a wonderful treasure from your Great Grandmother.I'm sure that Jasimine will treasure it just as much as you do .
Hugs.Have a great weekend.

Jen said...

I love old cook books passed down and I love the new ones now a days....so much....

Carrie said...

What a wonderful memento of your times with your dear grandma!

Mike Golch said...

I have several things for show and tell friday if I can find where I stashed them. My Farher's medals and my high school letter that I earnesd as a Cheerleader. Yes I did say cheerleader. I went to an all boys school.I could not make it at sports,so I did the next best thing to show my school spirit.
Hugs and Blessings. I hope that you have a great day to day and a great weeekend! Mike G said that!

ceekay said...

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Your cookbook that you made with your grandma is so precious. I just love family pieces like that. Maybe if you keep the book in a plastic zip lock or something acid free it would last a little bit better. Thanks for sharing it!

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful, precious treasure!

Carla said...

Wow! This reminds me of my grandma! And her collection of faded, torn, well used, and yes-she touched it-I'm teary eyed! What a heirloom! Thank you for sharing this. It was well worth repeating!

A Hint of Home said...

What a special keepsake and wonderful memories to go with it.

Charlotte said...

How very special. Wonderful memories. My best friend was a missionary for almost 50 years in Brasil. Of course she speaks perfect portuguese. She would be able to read these recipes.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

What a wonderful treasure! And this is a fun carnival idea! I'll have to keep it in mind.

Kathy said...

Oh Sandra, your recipe collection is just precious. How wonderful that you have such a relationship with your great grandmother. What a blessing in your life!
Lovely post!
Kathy

JanMary said...

Nice to "meet" you, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

I love those old recipes you have, especially as they are associated with memories of your great grandmother.

Have a lovely weekend.

Lisa Ann said...

What beautiful memories. I have a few things like this that I treasure.

Wanita said...

What wonderful memories of time spent with your great grandma. Thanks for a lovely post.

Mommy said...

What a *VERY* special thing to have as a memory of your grandmother! I like that fact that it is in portuguese! WOW!

I really enjoyed reading your post. And thank you for stopping by my show and tell!

Mica said...

how very special. My Great Grandma meant the world to me too. i have her sewing machine and notions. Thanks for sharing. Mica