When our mom went off to college and got married shortly thereafter, Nana made her a cookbook. We found the cookbook in parts in mom's belongings when we were packing up her home after she died. I never knew about the cookbook but I could tell it was a labor of love from a mother to her daughter. It was primarily recipes from Nana and her sister, and below each typed recipe it is written either "from Mommy" or "from Auntie Gertie." Mixed in with the recipes are basic instructions like how to scramble and egg or bake a potato. Nana and Auntie Gertie wanted to be sure mom had all the information she would need to make a meal. It makes me teary to look at the pages from the cookbook because I know exactly how Nana and her sister were feeling and how happy they were to share these important recipes with their daughter and niece.
I don't know why my mom took apart the cookbook but after gathering all the loose pages, I have put it back together. It's like a little gift from beyond!
If we ever need to know how to make a 1950's type jello mold, we are good!