This is my Great Grandmother Grace Colley-Munn. She was an amazing woman and lived to be in her 90’s so I actually was able to spend some time with her while I was growing up. She had the best laugh, and would tell you “like it is” on whatever it was you were doing right or wrong. She was strong and had a great big personality.
In this picture she is walking downtown Salt Lake City in 1948. But you will notice she was wearing pants. She said in this picture she was the first woman to walk downtown Salt Lake City wearing pants. She said she got quite a lot of negative looks. 😉 Way to go Grandma…you rocked those pants. That’s just the kind of woman she was!
When she passed away she wanted me to have her personal little recipe box. At first I was like … great, a recipe box when my sister got the antique rocking chair and someone else got the fancy table/chairs set. I stored it away in my keepsake box, not really even looking at it, still grateful for the memory of her. I loved her very much.
But when I started thinking about old recipes for this series…I wondered if there were any cool old recipes in that box my Great Grandma Munn gave to me. So I dug it out and started thumbing through it.
There were TONS of great old hand written and old type-written recipes inside this. Some had dates of 1935 and even older. This was an amazing treasure! I can’t believe it. I don’t know how she knew this would be perfect for me, but I will forever now cherish this gift she gave to me.
Here are just a few of the recipes, but there are hundreds! What do you think? Should I make some of these recipes in this box as part of my Happy Homesteading series?
Anyone want to see me cook Brown Betty, Sunshine Cake, Sand Bakkles, Belgard Cookies, Buttermilk Bisquits or Corn Bread? It might be fun… 🙂