Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In Memory Of

For those who have come here looking for this week's installment of Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD), I will be posting later this week, probably over the weekend. I haven't had a chance to make the Coconut-Roasted Pineapple Dacquoise yet because I had to fly home to California for my grandmother's funeral.

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So instead, I dedicate this post to my grandmother - mother of ten, grandmother of 33, and great-grandmother to 9.5 children (if you count our little bun in the oven). She is probably the person responsible for my sweet tooth, and may have been the person who taught me to say "candy." ;) She made everything from scratch, and taught my mom to be the amazing cook and baker that she is today. I can only hope to someday be half as skilled in the kitchen. We take comfort in knowing that she is no longer suffering and is in a better place.

36 comments:

  1. Oh, Jaime. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandma. I am sure she will be missed by you all.

    On a side note, I am a bad, bad bloggy friend because I think I didn't know (or didn't remember) that you are expecting - assuming I read that right. Congratulations!

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Jaime. Your grandmother sounds like a wonderful, very talented woman.

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  3. I m sorry! I m not good in words in these situations. I ll just pray for her . Congratulations for the little bun even though it s not fully baked yet :)

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  4. So sorry to hear about your Grandma's passing!

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  5. I'm sorry about your Grandma, may she rest in peace.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandma, may her soul rest in peace!

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  7. So sorry about the loss of your Grandma. It sure sounds like you have a lot of great memories with her.

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  8. Oh Jaime,
    I am so sorry for your loss! She sounds like a wonderful and talented cook. I can see now where you get your talent. May she rest in peace.

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  9. I'm so sorry about your grandmother...

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  10. i'm so sorry for your loss.

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  11. I wish your family peace and healing. Your grandmother sounds like she was a demon in the kitchen!

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  12. It sounds like you have a lot of wonderful memories of your grandmother. My thoughts are with you.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was pretty amazing. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  14. I'm so sorry Jaime.
    She looked and seemed like a pretty darn great granny.

    My deepest thoughts are with you... sending you positive vibes.

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  15. Jaime, Praying for peace and healing for you and your family while you deal with the loss of your Grandma. She sounds like she was a spectacular person. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  16. Jaime I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Grandma. Hang in there.
    ~ingrid

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  17. sorry to hear about your grandmother. mother of 10 and grandmother of 33?? incredible!

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  18. So sorry to hear about your grandmother! I know how hard that is to lose a grandparent. My grandmother died just before she turned 90 (as your grandmother got there!) and it just amazed her that she was almost NINETY! Your granny is just beautiful and it's good to have memories and a way to carry her memory on through your baking.

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss, especially since she had such a major impact on her family. That is a beautiful picture of her, she looks so friendly.

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. ((((Hugs)))

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  21. oh, jaime, i'm so very sorry for your loss. you have my thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences coming your way.

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  22. I'm so sorry about the loss of your grandmother. It's so sweet how she has inspired you in cooking, and I'm sure in other ways as well. Take care.

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  23. Jaime, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and the family at this difficult time.

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  24. Oh, Jaime...what a sweet picture of your grandmother. Sounds like she was such a neat lady.

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  25. So sorry for your loss Jaime. May she rest in peace.

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  26. Oh dear sorry to hear about your grandmother! she sounds as wonderful person!

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  27. So sorry to hear about your grandma, Jaime. Wow, 33 grandchildren is amazing - it sounds like she lived a great, full life, and affected many people.

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  28. I am so sorry about your loss Jaime. Your Grandmother sounds like a beautiful person. I hope that your memories of her bring you comfort during this difficult time.

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  29. I am so sorry about your grandmother. It's such a hard time to go through, and I will keep you in my prayers!

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  30. Jaime, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a great picture of your Grandmother! Thanks for sharing that. She sounds like she was one lovely and awesome lady!!

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  31. So sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother Jaime! It sounds like she was an amazing person!

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  32. I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  33. It's so hard to lose a member of the family especially a matriarch who leaves such a beautiful legacy for her family. Sadness for your loss and a warm feeling for all the wonderful memories she leaves you.

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  34. What a sweet dedication to your grandma. Here's to the best grandmas of the world *glasses raised* ~ R.I.P.

    Raeann

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  35. i'm so sorry! what a lovely photo of her. you and your family will be in my thoughts.

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