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Cooking with Great-Grannie

A black and white photo of Minnie Grassie's hands
Minnie (Grassie) Hattie, 1878-1952

THE THINLY-SLICED CARROTS

fall away from the knife.

Potatoes simmer,

A turkey basks

In the oven heat.


We wipe our hands on a tea towel,

Straighten our aprons.

Our hair curls from the heat and

The last-minute preparations

Of our Thanksgiving feasts.


Minnie and me, one hundred years apart,

Sharing the same kitchen routine,

The same spirit of joy.

Friends, Family, Food - 

Blessings from God.

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