25 Apr

Four Years of Thoughts From the Cookie Jar

It was April of 2013 when I published the introduction to my From the Cookie Jar blog, explaining that, to me, the cookie jar represents a safe place for memories and ideas. My grandmother often hid private items in an empty cookie jar. On the top shelf, in her kitchen, there was a collection of empty containers. One of those ...  Continue Reading

11 Apr

Simple Washday Casserole

In the mid-fifties, in small town Manitoba, Monday was washday. Town council understood this and on Washday Mondays the use of burning barrels was strictly forbidden. Most of the ladies in town were hanging out white shirts, sheets, and personal items; black smoke would ruin their efforts. At my house, the washing machine was ...  Continue Reading

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