Twenty years ago, I created a Book of Thanks, a journal that holds a yearly question for each Thanksgiving guest to answer. Loving Aunt Ruth, the photo project on which this blog is based, was not a thought six years ago when the book's query asked to name something you did for another person, draw your hand, and write your name and age. I wasn't paying attention to the generous and gracious way that Aunt Ruth conducted her life, but the evidence was clearly right in front of me. "...three friends in nursing homes..."
Aunt Ruth has opened her oven door to an inestimable population, and she does it without an announcement, without fanfare, or awards. She entertains, delivers, and spends each week cooking to stay connected to others in the most delicious of ways. Aunt Ruth didn't need an expert to advise her that friends and food had value!
Influenced by Aunt Ruth, I make double the amount of food necessary for my invited guests. Each of my family members and friends brings a bag of empty containers in order to take home all the leftovers they can tote, because the joy of the meal is meant to linger and most importantly, to be shared.
I have this year's question already logged into the journal. I look forward to all of the answers but most especially to Aunt Ruth's.
Aunt Ruth and I wish your family, friends, and you a delicious holiday. We thank you for reading our blog and leaving comments. Aunt Ruth delights in answering any of your questions, so please feel free to continue asking.