Going through and processing old photos of my paternal grandmother, Florence Poynter, who passed just before Christmas and what would have been her 100th birthday has stirred my heart so deeply. One day when your children or grandchildren go looking for photos of you, what will they find?
I encourage you to exist in photographs for your children, for your grandchildren, for those who love you, for yourself. I can assure you, there is nothing more precious than the memory of you exactly where you are today to your family.
I’ve recently framed a photo of my grandmother with me when I was just six months old with a favorite handwritten recipe she shared with me. I will treasure it always. This was the only photo I was fortunate enough to find of just us together.
Although I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in the world that shared the love for Coconut Date Ball Cookies with my grandmother, I will include the recipe as it was written out by her :
Coconut Date Ball Cookies
1 stick of butter, melted. Add 1 C. sugar, 2 eggs, 8oz. chopped dates. Stir until thickened. Add 3 cups Rice Krispies and 1/2 chopped nuts. Drop by spoonfuls in coconut and roll into balls by hand.
If you are guilty of not wanting to be in family photos or are the one who is always behind the camera, contact me today and I will promise to make the process as painless as possible and capture memories that you and your family will treasure a lifetime.
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