Here is a cookbook, faded and worn,
some of its pages are dog-earned and torn,
some of its pages are much stained and spattered,
Its’ covers are frayed and just a bit tattered,
Herein are clippings, some loose and some pasted,
and notes that reflect recipes often tasted,
Here is an heirloom, that lets us all know,
what life was about, a long time ago.
Sandra Lee Smith
Sandy’s foodnote: Undated; years ago, people didn’t use the term “recipes” – they called them “receipts” When I was very young, the term “receipt” instead of “recipe” was still being used by older women.