Friday, May 20, 2011

Foto Friday: Old

Today’s challenge at Foto Friday is OLD.  While I originally was going to post a self portrait, I decided I’m not THAT old, and I should post a picture of my dear husband instead.  (He just had a big birthday this month and is feeling really old)

Then I got my act together and figured out what I can take a picture of that is actually old and also has sentimental meaning to me.


These are my grandmother’s old recipe file boxes.  She died just 9 days after my wedding almost 6 years ago.  She was the sweetest little *really little* woman. I’ve ever met.  It still makes me a bit weepy to think that she’s not here anymore, but I’m looking forward to the day that I get to see her *and Granddad* again in Heaven. What a great celebration that will be!

Speaking of celebration…Whenever we would all get together as a family, Grandma would bring her famous Grandma Brownies.  They were Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies, and she was the only one who even tried to make them. They are pretty hard to master. She would fill a tin full of these brownies (two layers if it was the right size tin!) and give each family a tin to take home.  The understanding was that if you don’t return the tin the next time you saw Grandma, you don’t get any more brownies.  Needless to say, we always returned our tins!


When we were going through her house after she died, I was allowed to take home her recipe tins. You know, I’ve gone through these tins a few times and I think I’ve found 7 recipe cards for those brownies! She knew when she had a good thing going.   I am now making it my mission to be the maker of ‘Grandma Brownies’ in our family.  It takes a lot of practice.  I don’t think anyone’s complaining about that though.

Go check out other photos that are “OLD” today at Mom Tried It.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kim’s photo today.  It’s a beautiful old barn and she’s done an amazing job editing it.  Go see it!!



  1. This is such a sweet post.

    Oh - how amazing it's going to be to get to see everyone in heaven again! woop!
    Just think - we'll get to meet too {if we don't before}!

    Let us know how you get on with brownie practice!

  2. What a beautiful choice for your photo. How wonderful to have something that was so precious to her and now, you can keep her memories alive through her recipes!

  3. Awe..that's awesome! What a great choice for the post.

  4. Oh, I love the recipe boxes. The dividers inside are perfect. They look just like something my grandma has. :)

  5. That is an awesome old shot! We have recipe boxes but they are not old. It's something I started because I want my kids to have fond memories like that. My Mom and family in general were not sentimental. :)

  6. This post totally made me smile. My Grandma made chocolate marshmallow brownies too =) My post was something from Grandma also. Thanks for sharing.


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