Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to three wonderful women in my life. My grandmother Lucy who, while in her eighties, still provides me with inspiration. She made clothes for me when I was little, and used the scraps of fabric to make matching clothes for my dolls. She used to make the best ever pickled beets and country ham.
My maternal grandmother, Bird, just turned ninety-five years young. It was in her home, as a child, that I came to love the sound of rain falling on a tin roof. I have watched her, countless times, make biscuits by simply placing milk and lard into flour.....no measuring. And then kneading out a perfect dough. That still amazes me.