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I agree that you should write a book. Love it every time you post an article. Brings back wonderful memories. One of my earliest childhood memories of my grandma and I sitting on her back porch shelling peas and her telling me that at least some of them need to hit the bowl and not into my belly!
At the moment I have a broken right wrist and told the doctor that I needed a soft removable cast and not a permanent one because I have too much canning to get done! I am in my early 40's and there just doesn't seem to be many my age that still can and make jelly. As soon as my tomatoes are ready I have several girls from work coming over to "help" because they all want to learn how it's done. Hopefully I can teach a few more so they can pass on the same memories onto their generations to come, not to mention the yummy results! Guess there is a reason I married a crop farmer...
"Pass it on"...that's the most important part.
I could talk all day about lessons learned in our childhood that need to be passed on. I am so glad you know how to can and preserve food. Bet your hubby is happy with the match too.
And that's what I want my articles to do, pass it on. There's a wealth of information to be had, but it stops if it's no longer used or mentioned. You just hit the nail on the head.
It is so good to hear from you, and so great to know that you are teaching all your friends how to do something important. Sorry about your wrist, you be careful with it. And yes, I know all about eating a pea, dropping a pea in the pot, eat a pea, drop a pea, and so it goes.