I just love this "jewel" I found on my recent trip to my
It's an antique accordian file filled with delightful recipes!
There are wonderful old booklets...dating back to 1913!
Handwritten recipes on cards, envelope flaps....etc.
from the 1930's 40's and 50's!
One of the recipes was written on a sheet of personal stationary...
could these recipes all have belonged to Myldred?
Through vital records I discovered that she was born in 1897
and died in 1984 at the age of 87!
She lived close to where my daughter lives now!
More vintage recipes she had collected were found
under the lids of Spry shortening containers...
Many of her recipes were cut out from
newspapers and magazines!
What made her choose each one?
She even started this list of the hit radio songs of the day
from the Chesterfield Cigarette Radio Show 1944!
I just love looking through this treasure chest of memories and recipes...
glimpsing into bygone days....
What was Myldred thinking as she chose her favorites and cooked for her family?
Did she have the same concerns, hopes and dreams as we do today!
I feel honored to hold each piece in my hand admiring her hand writing
and reading her suggestions and instructions!
I can't wait to get starting cooking & baking
from this wonderful collection!