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Grandma's Lost Bread


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  18 total reviews 
Comment by
Susan Newell
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Cute little story, well told, with a nice twist at the end. So many recipes have been lost to time. Some of my mother's best secret recipes were right out of Fannie Farmer or Betty Crocker. I suspect that also may be true for some others.


 Comment Written 09-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 16-Feb-2021
    Thank you for the review and the fun comments about lost recipes. I bet your are right about Fannie Farmer and Betty Crocker.

reply by Susan Newell on 17-Feb-2021
    You are again welcome.
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This story, Grandma's Lost Bread, has a bittersweet theme as we remember our folks through the things they did that we wish to emulate as a way of honoring them.


 Comment Written 08-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 17-Feb-2021
    Thank you for the insightful comments on the theme and the excellent review.
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Semper Fi
 
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Your Dad was a clever guy, debi. too bad it didn't workout though. Who did the kindly gesture of cleaning up? LOL I imagine dad wasn't too pleased about that. Good job on this, dear friend. good luck in the contest. Bob


 Comment Written 08-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 13-Feb-2021
    Hi Bob,
    Thank you for the fun comments. There is no contest for this one. I have trouble writing short so I was giving it a try.
    Debi

reply by Mastery on 14-Feb-2021
    :) Bob
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Y. M. Roger
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It seems like so many of our 'favorites' from grandparents are family secrets they took with them... sigh. Nowadays, WJ, I'm pretty sure most of the younger folks don't even know how to cook.... make bread? Isn't that just something you get at the store? Why would you want to 'make' it... lol!! ;) :) :) It really is one of those things 'falling out of favor' with the uptick in technology... :) :) Thanx for sharing your true flash, my lady! ;) Yvette :)


 Comment Written 08-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 17-Feb-2021
    You got exactly what I was getting at. There are so many things that we now buy instead of making because we want everything now.
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LeftHandedScribe
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This is such a beautiful tale of tradition and the mysteries of what makes a recipe so magical. I am a baker and can't for the life of me recall how to pass along my recipe in exact duplication. I hope you do well with this entry. It is huge in its brevity.


 Comment Written 06-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Thank you for the six stars. You really brightened my day/week.
    I envy you being a baker. I so enjoy eating, but being a baker is really artistic work. It sounds like you are especially good at it and that it comes so naturally that it's second nature.
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Back in the day most women didn't know what a recipe was. They just learned by watching and doing. I know my mother started paying attention to recipe's in the fifties. Well done, Debi. Nancy:)


 Comment Written 06-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Hi Nancy,
    Thanks for the fun review. I suppose you are right about them just learning by watching. Too bad no one thought to do that, or maybe my grandmother didn't like others in the kitchen when she cooked. I never remember her cooking when I was around.
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Pam (respa)
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-Good artwork, Debi,
and how interesting you
got encouragement from
a surprise fanstorian.
-It will be interesting to
see who it is.
-This is a very good story.
-I am glad you shared it.
-It sounds like your dad
was pretty clever.
-It would have been interesting
had his plan worked, but it
seems his mother was a step ahead,
as they usually are!
-I enjoyed reading it.


 Comment Written 06-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Hi Pam,
    Thank you for your kind comments. Those moms sure do keep ahead of their kids.
    Yes, I am watching for the contest to end and the voting to finish so I can discover who the person is.
    Debi

reply by Pam (respa) on 06-Feb-2021
    You are very welcome, Debi. Thanks for sharing your reply. Let me know who it is!
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Wendy G
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Great flash true story, quite unique. How devious was your dad to think of doing that in order to get the recipe - very clever! Well written, and a very worthwhile post. Enjoyable.


 Comment Written 06-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Thank you for the kind comments. Yes, I thought my dad's plan was clever. Too bad it didn't work.
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Elizabeth Emerald
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Charming tale--ingenious plan foiled! A shame that the recipe was never pinned down, but it makes a good story. Most likely, she wasn't consistent with the measurements from one time to the other. Thanks for the chuckle.


 Comment Written 06-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Yes, I do wish we would have gotten the recipe. But we do have the memories. Thank you for the fun review.
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Raffaelina Lowcock
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This is such a common occurrence. My Grandmother was a wonderful baker as well, yet none of us was ever privy to the recipe. Also, there were special cookies she made that I cannot find in any cookbooks. So I very much relate to this story.

Ralf


 Comment Written 05-Feb-2021



reply by the author on 06-Feb-2021
    Hi Ralf,
    Thank you for the comments. Ah, those grandparents and not leaving us the recipes we adore...
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