Today  is just like I like  it. Grown kids ,grandkid, barking dog, iPads dinging, phone ringing,kitchen disorganized. Perfect. And , all of us fit in my small kitchen. That didn’t surprise me because there is nothing that I can’t cook, for no matter how many people in this kitchen. My kitchen in Evanston had been 3 rooms. It was an old  Victorian house and it had a butlers pantry, a large kitchen , a separate breakfast room and a separate pantry. Our breakfast room had a picnic table with the benches. The pantry had mice and the butlers pantry was useless. After a few years, we broke down all of the walls and made one huge kitchen. If I did it today, there would be an island. I don’t think that islands were invented yet.The picnic table went outside and the round table and 6 bentwood chairs came in. That table is still in the family. The 3 rd generation is using it! Thinking about that large kitchen , which we used for 35 years, makes me realize that it really was not that functional by todays ideas. I did not have a lot of counter space and my dishwasher was portable. The walls had a jungle scene wall paper ( sorta overpowering as I think back) that I put up myself. I also did the ceramic backsplash. I am ,if nothing else, handy. I felt that I had to make up for my family that didn’t even own a hammer.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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