Although mothers are celebrated worldwide, the American holiday, Mother's Day, began after the American Civil War.Mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides, formed groups with a peace mission: reuniting families that had been divided by the circumstance of their residence: North or South. Many families, including my own, are scattered across the country. It is hard to imagine the pain of division by a civil war.
Mothers have a knack for bringing people together over food. It is often a favorite legacy.
While this may be a phenomenon which is morphing due to ready-made and take-out foods...
- FOOD UNITES US! No gathering--including wakes and funerals, seems complete without it.
- FOOD DEFINES US! Our ethnicity and cultural heritage have iconic foods.
- FOOD--AND RECIPES--EXCITE US! On index cards, magazines, TV and blogs: we share them.
Libby shared, "Mother's deep fried hush puppies were famous, and delicious with freshly caught fish!"
Lyn shared, "My Mother was known throughout our Texas extended family, as a good cook and baker."
The Condolence Coach invites the use of "favorite food memories" in your note to someone who's mother has died.Here are some suggestions:
- "The first time I tasted your Mom's homemade __________ was ______."
- "Even in her eighties, your amazing Mother was stretching strudel dough on the kitchen floor!"
- "When Dad was recuperating from ______, your Mother brought us __________."
- "Your Mom taught our Girl Scout troop how to make S'mores over a campfire..."
- "Remember how homesick I was during freshman year? You shared those Snickerdoodles from your Mom..."
Share this post--and a favorite food memory, too. Thanks for caring!