I got to go threw some boxes with him and he gave me a few things that were my Grandma's. I was just barely able to hold it together, seeing so many things that remind me of her. I got a few Christmas decorations that I will be putting up, and a some odds and ends that I want to share with you.
One thing that I discovered was this little book
It is an annual cook book publication from a radio station in Iowa. Every afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30 they had a segment called "Your Neighbor Lady" and for 64 years Wynn Speece (a.k.a the Neighbor Lady) spoke to the women in a 5 state area about recipes, cooking tips, cleaning ideas, and basically whatever the women of the area would want to hear.
As I was reading this little cook book, I realized that this "Your Neighbor Lady" woman was the original Pioneer Woman! Like before the internet and blogs were invented! She was sharing tips and ideas via radio waves just as so many of us share our tips ideas via photos and blogs. She had her readers submit recipes for the annual cookbook as well as their different tips and tricks for things around the house.
The tips were interesting and some I think are very useful...and others were just funny!She even had contests and giveaways on her radio program! And in the cookbook there was a section of letters written by the listeners to the Neighbor Lady. Ok, I know, I am a history nerd - I just can't help it! I am totally fascinated with the Neighbor Lady!
Have you ever heard of her before?