We hardly ever saw my Grandma on father’s side. She was in the background, reserved, and almost unreachable. She had the gift of interior design, and her house was immaculately clean and color coordinated. It was so classically decorated we thought Grandma must be a world famous architect and interior designer. Her home was definitely not a place to run around. It was Grandpa who was the common man, working and rescuing us all the time. He was the one out there gathering our stray cows, harvesting crops, and always helping us on the farm while Grandma served in her quiet, sterile atmosphere.
The two times each year that we really saw Grandma was every Thanksgiving and Christmas. At Thanksgiving, no one else even dared compete with Grandma as far as pies go. For our large, extended families she made dozens of pies for Thanksgiving that had intricately laced crusts, evenly crimped and fluted edges, and perfect mound shapes. Grandma’s pies were 100% homemade. I can’t even imagine how many hours she spent preparing those pies. To this day, I still do not know how she made them.
Grandma’s pies were also famous at Christmas time. It was not only the pies but the neatly decorated envelopes that contained a one dollar bill that made her legendary throughout the year. All American pies such as apple, cherry, lemon meringue, mince meat, pecan, and pumpkin were in her repertoire. Mom made cakes, but I don’t think she ever made pies. Who would want to even try to compete with Grandma’s out-of-this-world pies?
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