Monday, August 30, 2010

Aunt Ruth and Me

This is me in my dad's darkroom which was built in 1950.  My father died in 1954, and we moved away from this house 3 years later.  The new owners were photographers, so they kept my dad's darkroom in tact.  Wasn't that lucky?
My good friend, the talented Elizabeth Glorioso, took this photograph of me.

I spent much of my youth looking at my dad's pictures and grew up believing that taking pictures of everyone in my life would keep them close.  I haven't changed my mind, so it was natural for me to begin photographing Aunt Ruth not only to get to know her better but to make certain my children and their children would remember her.  Hats off to my dad for leading the way.

May these posts inspire you to discover your way of remembering.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kuchen for the Holidays

"Whenever my family sits at my table, it's a holiday."
                                                                       Aunt Ruth

Plum Kuchen
serves 9

1 1/2 cups fork-stirred all purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs 1/4 cup cold water
1lb (18-20 small) fresh prune-plums, quartered, and pitted
1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/4-1/2 t each ground allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg

Stir together flour, baking powder, salt.  Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar, beat in eggs well.

Add flour mixture and water; stir only until dry ingredients are moistened.   Spread over the bottom of a buttered 9" square cake pan.

Lightly press plums, skin side up in rows over batter.  Sprinkle them with spiced sugar mixture.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean-about 40 minutes.

Cut in squares and serve hot.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Looking Back with Aunt Ruth

"I think it is a good idea to keep pictures of family and friends close at hand, so your memories remind you how of how lucky you are."      
                                 Aunt Ruth

If you don't have enough of your own fun photos, check out my parents were awesome .  Aunt Ruth would approve!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Introducing Loving Aunt Ruth

My name is Honey and I am a photographer, living and working in Cleveland, OH.
Welcome to my blog!

Take a look at my recently completed series titled Loving Aunt Ruth.

I can't wait to hear what you think!


Additional photographs from the series are available on my website