My husband's step mom was just recently taken to live in a nursing home. This is a photo of her and my father in law.
She is a sweet but fiesty lady. She really loved her home, and rarely went anywhere. She was an avid gardener. Most of the perrenials in my yard came little "starts" she would give me.
She loved to cook and always brought pies and noodles to family get togethers. She played the piano in her little country church for 40 years. Old fashioned hobbies that she loved included embroidery and quilting.
She could take care of herself, and she had a little pearl handled gun tucked away in case she needed it! You can imagine that we always called before we showed up to visit her! I feel sad because she won't be going back to the home that she loved. All of her possessions will be sold off, and the house is going to be put up for sale soon. I visited her in the nursing home last week, and she is very forgetful and confused.
When I got home from work today, I was irritated because the dishwasher hadn't been run, the laundry wasn't folded and the floors needed swept again. Then, I thought about Frieda and how she would love just one more day in her home, and I remembered to be thankful. We never know how many days we will be blessed to live in our homes. Thank you Frieda for your life and your friendship to me.
xoxo JeanP.S. One of her favorite recipes was Sweedish Nut Cake:
2 C Flour
2 C Sugar
pinch of salt
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple including juice
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 cup walnut pieces
Mix all together and bake @ 350 for 30-35 minutes. Ice with cream cheese frosting (2 C. powdered sugar, 8 ox cream cheese, 1 stick butter, 2 tsp vanilla).
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