Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday Photo Flashback, Follow Friday and ALOHA Friday!

Alicia at More than Words started "Friday Photo Flashback". I'm having a blast & you can too! Dig out your photo album! Don't forget to sign up so we can all visit and comment on each others pics/blogs! IT'S GREAT FUN! 

Short amazing story for you.  My mother passed in 2006, and my daughter said, "Mom, you really should put together a family tree for me & the kids so we don't forget our heritage, and before no one is around to ask any questions".  So, I started one on paper & that just got confusing so I went to  To shorten this story some I got an e-mail through from a cousin I never met.  One thing lead to another and she filled in some questions I had & added stuff she knew and we swapped pictures, and stories I've never heard or seen and vice-versa.  It's been fun.  Now, I've been showing you the pics I got from my Cuz the last two weeks, but I only have one left.
This is Julia & Nels.  Not sure who Nels is, but Julia is my Grandmother's half-sister oh, on my Dad's side.

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"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday a day of rest. So we're doin' the same. On Fridays we're taking it easy on posting. Therefore, our hostess is asking a simple question for you to answer; nothing that requires a lengthy response.If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at the very friendly place of Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends and find new followers! 

My question is: Who taught you how to cook?

My Dad was a cook in the Army, and he taught me a few things, but my Grandmother on my mom's side she was the real cook in the family born & bred in Palermo, Sicily.  I learned many things from her, and I guess the rest was just trial and error!

Wasn't that fun?  ~hehe~  Have a Great Weekend Everyone, and THANKS for stopping by, and following me.   Oh!  Don't forget"MONDAY'S MUSIC MOVES ME".   This week's theme is a 'FREEBIE", so put your thinking caps on.  We now have a button for our "SPOTLIGHT DANCERS"!  So don't forget to grab it if you've been chosen.   It's so cool!  yaaaa hoooey!  Hope you  ALL can make it. It's tons of fun & don't forget bring a friend!  Hell, bring all your friends.  HUGS TO ALL.  Have a great weekend!  ROCK ON!

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More Than Words said...

Wow! That is an amazing story! I put my husband on to hopefully find his birth mom! I'm glad you were able to connect with your cousin!

MelsDeals said...

Just came over from the Stalk Hop. Blessings,Melissa

Mommy McD said...

New follower here, love your blog so far and can't wait to read more!! :)

Posh said...

We use to have cooking class in school back in the day.

Friday Hopping by to say hello.
Have a great day!

MMAR said...

My mom and my sister... but I also like to experiment on my own : )

Introducing Mr. Cool said...

When I got divorced I was eating nothing but restaurant food & piling on the pounds. Now through trial and error I'm a pretty good cook.

Gigi Ann said...

When I got married at 17 years old, I knew very little about cooking. So between my Mother-in-laws help and recipes, I more or less taught myself how to cook. If I got stuck, mother-in-law came to the rescue. Now that I am retired we eat out for lunch and TV dinners for supper. Who has time to cook anyway? hee, hee.

My Aloha post is in Ann's Reading Corner.

CMash said...

Great question!!! My Nana and my Mom. Except I didn't get the baking gene. I missed out on that one. I remember helping Nana rollout the home made pasta dough in the machine, filling it with ricotta and pinching the edges with a fork for ravioli. And so many more yummy recipes.

About a Mom said...

Great blog! New follower from Stalk Hop Friday! Please stop by to say hi!

Becca said...

My parents each taught me a bit, but I learn the most from cookbooks, blogs, etc.

simplycathi said...

I more or less taught myself to cook when I married at age 20. ;D

W.C.Camp said...

You were born to a cook from ITALY???? Wow now that is something to note on your Family Tree. Best food ever!!! Nice Post! W.C.C.

Colette S said...

It's just awesome that you get to learn more about your family. Must be so exciting!

I don't remember anyone teaching me to cook. I just did stuff from the recipe book until I could do things on my own without the books :)

Aloha beautiful!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I so love looking at old B&W picture, very original and sentimental

kailani said...

My Mom taught me a little but most of it I learned on my own.

Unknown said...

My mom tried to teach me to cook, but I
resisted. Then I got married at 18 and my dh expected to eat! And he resisted pb&j. So I had to learn by following recipes. When we moved to Ohio, my wonderful mother-in-law taught me how to cook without food poisoning!

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I've been loving all these photos of your relatives, so awesome to have those.
Believe it or not, no one ever taught me to cook, I learned it all on my own by trial and error.
Bill says I've come a long way and am pretty good at it now.

~ Noelle said...

taught me to cook?
um, no one, as i am still trying to learn lol

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