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A brief excerpt from a work in progress (and no, this isn’t about the Whippersnapper): “As I’ve stated, Miss Winter, your grandmother’s will is quite specific.” He cleared his throat and straightened his back with an ostentatious thrust of the shoulders. “She made you her primary heir. Except for cash distributions to your relatives and […]

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Today would have been The Whippersnapper‘s 109th birthday. I was hoping to post another photo of her but my father, keeper of the family album, is out of town. For now just let me say to my grandmother, dancer, baker, tea maker and all-around excellent human being: I miss you, but I love that you […]

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Today is the first time I will be making Swedish meatballs for Christmas Eve. I’ve helped my father, many times, but have never made them in my own house.  The recipe we grew up with was my grandmother’s. Every year we would pull out the little wooden recipe card box and find a three by […]

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Today, a recipe that has an important place in our family history. * * * Swedish Pancakes(Mike Johnson) Mike: The history of this recipe begins with Olga, my father’s father’s (far far in Swedish) sister. For most of her life she was a live-in maid and nanny for a rich family across town, from the time when Swedish girls were brought […]

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Here is a thing that I love, and the one item I requested from my grandmother’s estate: an artichoke plate.  Artichokes are thorny, tough and difficult to pair with wine. They were at the heart (hehe) of a racketeering scheme in New York in the 1920s and ’30s, which led to a temporary ban and […]

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This is an entry from my book of beginnings. It’s fiction, but inspired by my grandmother (yes, the whippersnapper). She was loving and kind and sweet. She also lived through an alcoholic father, abandonment, and the Great Depression, and was a lot tougher than she looked. She and my grandfather were enthusiastic travelers. The family […]

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The one where the whippersnapper gets a pink dress.

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The one with my twelve-year old grandma. And a recipe.

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Today would have been my grandfather’s #eleventyfirst birthday.

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Sun Tea

Today is one of the first really warm days this year, and we just came back in from a longish walk. I’m hot and thinking a big glass of my grandmother’s sun tea would be just the thing. I don’t actually have that tea because I did not think that far ahead, but if anyone […]

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