“O.K., Here goes. I am waiting for Walter to pick up Owen at the airport. He hasn’t been home since the end of August and we are looking forward to spending some time together. Lilly and Gary will be here on Saturday. We’ll all be together for a total of 24 hours.
While waiting, I am doing two things. First, Linda Mullin’s mother, Rose, makes the most awesome molasses cookies. She gave me the recipe last summer. You know, the kind of recipe verbally passed on. It takes a handful of raisins, maybe four cups of flour, a pinch of this and that. Since taking down the ingredients, I have made them three times and each time they come out differently. Although they taste good–Grandpa ate almost a whole batch– this is a challenge!! I may have to take a trip up to her house in the hills of the Berkshires and watch her make them.
Also, I am reading a great book. It is named The Devil in the White City. It is by Erik Larson who also wrote Isaac’s Storm. This book is about the development of the Chicago Exposition in 1892. Isaac’s Storm is about the 1900 flood in Galveston, Texas in which 6,000 people died in 24 hours. Both are great books.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.” Aunt Kathy