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Dec. 30, 2009 6:20 am 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2010 8:32 am
This Christmas at our home was bittersweet.  Just a few months ago, my beloved sister passed away.  During our life, she had been more of a mother than a sister as she was 20 years older than me.  She was a wonderful example of a mother, a wife and a good friend.  And could that woman cook!  She had five childeren and both her girls are good cooks, having been taught by her.  We always make her honey bun cake for my daughter's birthday. 
The "sweet" part came when our daughter's doctor told us she was cancer free! We needed no other Christmas present this year. 
I hope all of you had as wonderful a Christmas as we did. 
Here's to good cookin' in 2010.
 
Comments
Dec. 30, 2009 8:42 am
Sandra- your Christmas present is truly a blessing! Life is a gift and you are blessed .Your sister sounds amazing and again you were blessed Happy Holidays and a Very good New Year
 
Dec. 30, 2009 10:55 am
Sandra - so sorry for your loss. I almost lost my only sister this year to MRSA. It would have torn a gaping hole in my life. Your sister sounds wonderful. Is her honey bun cake recipe on AR? Praise God for good news about your daughter. I'm reminded of the words of Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol - "Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it." Let's hope for a blessed 2010!
 
Dec. 31, 2009 10:20 am
Wow, your post brought tears to my eyes. I was 20 when my sister was born, I'm praying she remembers me with such great memories! And, what wonderful news about your daughter!
 
sandra 
Jul. 10, 2010 8:32 am
Sorry that I have been so remiss in posting anything lately. Our life is good, but much as all the rest of you, I am trying to make our money go further. But I still cook and bake and that makes me happy. ( also my friends and family!) Our daughter is still cancer-free. I'll look for the honey bun cake recipe and post it as soon as possible. BUT today I'm making slaw and chili for my husband's family's annual cook-out....about 40 folks so I won't get to it today. But I will get it and post it. Kat would have loved to share it with all of you.
 
 
 
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sandra

Living In
Mocksville, North Carolina, USA

Member Since
Aug. 2009

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet

Hobbies
Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
I live in North Carolina
My favorite things to cook
Breads and desserts
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fried turkey at Thanksgiving Light sandwiches on Christmas Eve Chili for large family dinners
My cooking triumphs
Making all the food for both my dauther's and son's weddings
My cooking tragedies
Using molasses instead of light corn syrup in my pecan pie this year! What a mistake! Ugh! DON'T DO IT!
 
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