As with everything my "Nonnie" did, there was an abundance of love in every stitch. This amazing woman taught me more about true caring, dignity and grace than anyone I have known since. She was a woman of another era, one who found joy in nurturing her family through all the arts of homemaking. She would not share her recipes with anyone, but allowed me to be in the rarified atmosphere of her kitchen while she created heaven on earth! The kitchen was her artist's canvas, and she was even a quarter finalist in the Pillsbury Bakeoff one year, for her mouthwatering Harvey Wallbanger cake...her own unique creation! Originally from Swansea, Wales, she always wore her gleaming black and silver hair in the chignon you see in this photo, but one of my fondest memories of her was when she would take out the hairpins and brush....hair that fell nearly to her hips. Nonnie and my grandfather were married for 68 years...until the ravages of Alzheimer's finally took it's final toll and stole this cornerstone of our lives away. This photo is part of a black and white series I did to honor my family.
TOP FINISHER in the A Mother's Love Contest, September 2012.
August 27th, 2012
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