Family and Stuff –
If you follow my Facebook page, you would have seen the post I shared about my Grandma. She recently passed away at the ripe old age of 98 years. The amazing thing was Grandma was in good health until the very end. She was a wonderful woman and our family was blessed to enjoy her for so many years!
Lots of things happen when people pass away. There are so many things to do and take care of. I was able to fly back to the family farm in South Dakota and help with a few things, one of which was to sort thru some of her belongs. Oh my gosh, there was so many things to go thru! It was a time of many tears, but also lots of laughter too. Truly a great time of reflection and also to celebrate Grandma’s wonderful life!
At the end of a particularly long day, Mom and I were making dinner. Using what we had on hand, we went thru the refrigerator and freezer to pull things together. When we checked the freezer, we found a stack of pies! My Mom was so excited because one of the pies we found was labeled a rhubarb pie.
Being old school, Grandma always had desserts on hand because you never knew who may be stopping by. She always made pies and brownies and there were usually some in the freezer just in case. We were excited to find that pie and popped it in the oven so it would be ready after dinner. And the fact that Grandma made it? Well, that made it even better!
When we cut into the pie, it was apple….not rhubarb! Oh we got a good laugh over that!
It’s funny what triggers memories. In my mind, summers at my Grandparents house were full of waterskiing, fishing, golf, lots of visiting and tons of great food. There was always some work to do and lots of good old fashioned family fun. I will miss her terribly, I’m sure we all will.
Well, we never did find a rhubarb pie, but we did try as we ate our way thru a few pies! 😀 If you get a hankering for Rhubarb, then here’s my mom’s recipe and it’s fabulous!