MAMA’S OLD RECEIPT* BOOK

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.

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