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Janet Green

My one memory of Nana was her kitchen and the item that stood on one counter. I can remember it as
Something that was always there. Inside you found spoons and other utensils and string and toothpicks and
Always always always there was wrigleys gum the green mint kind. I knew it belonged in her kitchen and
Somehow it wasn’t scary. It was her kitchen witch. But she sat there watching everything that went on.
When I grew up I wanted that for my kitchen but sadly she was broken. I can still feel her watching me.

Vickie in Cleveland

Oh, I have my grandmother's glass amber rolling pin! I have it safely stored in a drawer. I also have some of her glassware and candy dishes. She passed away in 1978.

Judy Chastain

Neither link for the light box is working right. My Grammie fixed me a lunch to take to work with my Grampie. She always packed it in a little tin box with a handle.

Judy Chastain

Sorry, the links work just fine, but my internet doesn't!

Carol B

Thank you for this wonderful project. I am quite behind but I will get there. This project is a bit sad for me as I didn't have grandmas growing up. One passed when my mom was a teen & the other I didn't see much & she didn't speak much English! Enjoying this experience though!

Laura Buchanan

Love it!! My Grandma was a cherry pie maker!! Hey did you know that someone, don't remember who, is now making a lighted cutting mat!!
Just love all of your patterns and ideas! I am a bit behind on the Children's library and can't wait to start Grandma's kitchen!!


Laura Buchanan


found it!


I remember going on family vacation to my grandparents’ house. She would be rolling out homemade flour tortillas for breakfast. Actually both of my grandmothers did. My Mother would also be preparing them when we came home from school. The rolling pin handles were removed. They used their palms to roll that dough out. I also have one sitting in my drawer but I never learned to make tortillas. I was the one that rolled pie crust with mine. Thank you for the memories and this quilt 💕


I knew only one grandmother and didn't know her very well. She lived in Minneapolis -- we lived in Alaska. We stayed with her when I was about 11 and we took a vacation visiting family. The African violets she had growing in her apartment window captured my attention. I was fascinated with their fuzzy leaves and velvet purple flowers. Even now, whenever I see violets growing I remember Gram's violets.

Mary Green

I grew up in Mpls, like your Gram. We live NE and she lived in No Mpls. Where was yours? We also called her GRAM! luv it. Mine didn't grow african violets but she did have Lilies of the Valley on the shady side of the house.

Mary Green

Gram baked the best rolls and loaves of bread, and when we granddaughters stayed overnight on baking day, she fried "dough buds" for us, blobs of dough in butter and served with strawberry jam - yum!
She also had the neatest pantry just off the kitchen, with all her pots, pans, serving containers and even the cooking/baking staples. There were upper cupboards with glass doors so she could easily find what she was looking for.

Beth T.

One grandmother kept the store-bought cookies in the lowest drawer in the kitchen, one that typically would have held big, heavy items or Tupperware. No, she put the cookies down where even the smallest grandchild would be sure to reach them. Our other grandmother had a magnet on the refrigerator that said, "I can resist anything except temptation". This always made me laugh as a kid, especially since I thought of my grandmother in the context of her church-going and her interesting discussions of right-and-wrong. Desserts were another matter, I guess. ;)

Kathryn J

Grandma's Revereware copper bottom pots are collectively my one memory of her kitchen. They hung bright and gleaming on her wall, ready for use. Everything in her kitchen was spotless. Grandma came late in life to cooking. She was a single mother in what my father referred to as a house full of women. She worked, others cooked. She took up cooking shortly before she retired with the same efficiency she applied to her secretarial duties. Gleaming pots, spotless kitchen great food!

Michele B.

That brought a wonderful memory back for me. My grandma grew African violets in her living room window. She was the grandma that inspired me to do all kinds of sewing, crocheting, and even tatting lace. I sure do miss her.


My Granny made homemade sour dough bread, biscuits and cornbread. After we ate homemade bread the left overs were put on a plate and left up in the cabinet. My Papa would usually have cornbread and sweet milk for supper. When I stayed with them, my faborite breakfast was cinnamon toast. I usually ate 6-8 pieces. She made the best!


I only knew one grandmother - she was my mother's step mother. Her name was Martha and my memories of her are blue berry cake and cute little birthday cards that I still have. She also made me a cloth dog of blue and white fabric. She passed away when I was only 6 years old. Her home was filled with antiques which are still in the family today. Our children were lucky to have 2 grandmothers and 2 great grandmother's!!


Both my grandmothers lived in Philadelphia as we did until I was 10. We saw my Dad's mom (Nanny) every week as we picked her up to go to church on Sunday then had dinner with her. She lived with my aunt in a 2nd floor apartment above a store. My aunt did all the cooking. Nanny smoked cigarettes and loved a glass of beer. My brother and I would take turns staying over Saturday nights. We slept in my GrandDad's bed next to Nanny. My GrandDad died when I was around 2yrs old so only remember my GrandDad through pictures. I don't remember my mom's mother that well. She wanted us kids to call her "Grandmother". She was short and kind of chubby and wore her hair in a bun. According to my Dad, Grandmother was a great cook. She died when I was about 9 yrs old.


it's a bit sad that you stash your grandma's things away in a drawer, put it on display for everyone to see, and talk about it to share the memories. also use the dishes and glassware in her honour.

Beth LaMotte

My Grandi was originally from Italy and immigrated to the U.S. In the early 1900's. My memory of her is that she never used a cookbook and always wore an apron. Her delicious recipes seemed to magically appear once she stood in front of the stove. Thankfully Grandi did share the ingredients for her wondrous lemon curd with my sister. We have tried to make it, but something is missing...Grandi's touch.

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