Letter From Grandma K. 1986

Saturday May 10, 1986 Dear Kim, … Everyone around here is well. I am busy making cookies for the wedding next Saturday. I have Pizelles to make and some Applesauce Squares and then that will be all. Our weather is beautiful but kind of chilly in the evenings. In fact it was down in the…
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Letter From Grandma K. 1985

April 24, 1985 Dear Kim, I just looked at the calendar and I know this won’t get to you by the 26th so Happy Birthday a little late. It has been so beautiful here. The last 2 or 3 weeks I have working outside & I lose track of time. I have been picking up…
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Potatoes Tomatoes Corn

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At any time when Grandma K. couldn’t think of what to make for dinner, she would go downstairs to the basement and grab a jar of tomatoes and corn that she had canned the previous fall. She would then take the jar upstairs to the kitchen and make something out of it. She’d just heat…
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Letter From Grandma K. 1987

Jan 23, 1987 Dear Kim, We are having real winter weather right now – zero weather – blowing & drifting – the whole bit. … Kelly had her baby last night at 11:50, 7lbs 4oz. Name Ashley Elizabeth. I like that. I’m trying to lose some pounds & here I am eating Christmas cookies &…
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Christmas Eve at The Kradel’s

This is the house where magic happened on Christmas Eve! From the time I was about 12 years old our Christmas Eve’s were celebrated in this house. Everyone in the family who could get there would spend one magical night together – eating, drinking, exchanging gifts, joking, but most of all, the best thing that…
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