The Parental Bar Was Set Low For Mother

Mother never had high standards for house cleaning, meal planning or most other chores. Her motto was: There’s always tomorrow…or next week…or next month. My sister and I learned not to set our expectations too high when it came to our mother. That way we were not disappointed. Or at least we were not disappointed […]

Lard Sandwiches (With Recipe!)

When our dad attended grade school in Minnesota, along with his brothers, his mother packed lard sandwiches for their lunch. Now if you don’t know what lard is, it is disgusting. Lard is pig fat that has been rendered. Some cooks use it to make pie crust but my sister Abby and I think it […]