{A Letter} from Home

Sunday, August 15, 2010

On Friday my dad sent me this cook book.


Along with this letter (which changed my life, because letters can do that you know).


Then I found something magical written inside.


See note #78.

"There are many things that can change a life. A letter is one of them."

HAPPY SUNDAY.

20 comments:

cara. said...

best father. best nana. you are one lucky little peach, mrs. loerke.

krystal said...

that made my heart melt :)

Anonymous said...

I love this, Em. And I loved her notes about the loony bin (I'm not far behind...) and a Tutti Frutti cake. Here's a recipe...http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/1900397-Tutti-Frutti-Cake YUM. Hugs and Happy Sunday to you! - Ann Piper

meghan said...

Seems like you come from a long line of life-changing-awesome letter writers, no surprise that you too are taking that path and changing lives along the way!

"I love you more than old cookbooks with my moms handwriting in it"....tears. too. much. to. handle. happy sunday :) xo.

brlracincwgrl said...

How amazing! I love letters. Especially when they hold family history! :).

Precious! :)

The Coons Family said...

How special is this!! And hysterical what she wrote in it.

sara said...

best note in a cookbook ever! makes me want to mark up my recipes with notes like that for my kids to find! Right now I have them all typed out and laminated (HELLO DORK GALORE) so that they don't get ruined... but I am thinking that something gets lost along the way. Some of my most favorite recipes from my grammie were ones she wrote herself, splattered all over that I can hardly read. I also love that your dad signs off his letters in the cutest way possible.

good family is rare. count your blessings! <3

Chris said...

I got a good long lol out of that.

thanks.

sarah richmond said...

(looney bin) haha! * * *grandma anne, this. is. AWESOMMME* * *

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Is it weird that this made me cry?! This is truly special!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful gesture from your dad :) I love the idea of old cookbooks becoming heirlooms, and also love the idea of making kitchen journals for my daughters to pass to my grandkids. I truly believe there is something magical about making a dish that my great grandma made when she was a little girl, still living in Italy. It's as if the people that cooked the food and wrote the personal notes in the margins are still with us, watching over us as we recreate their masterpieces. One of my favorite quotes by an anonymous soul..."Food provides you with an unbroken thread which links you to your ancestors."

XO,
Melissa

Today's Letters said...

cp & sara, indeed i am. permission to remind me often.

krystal, as did mine! there truly is nothing better than receiving a letter from those you love.

ann p, you always crack me up. i'll trade you one tutti frutti recipe for canning lessons.

meghan, for as long as i can remember i've always loved writing (and receiving) letters. grateful the people in my life feel the same way. makes friendship so much more magical. kindof like staches.

brl, this one was especially awe.some. my dad has a great sense of humor which is balanced by his tender heart and love for people. a win win if you ask me :)

the coons family, my grandma anne was a riot. she taught us lots of things, mostly about hummingbirds and singing dirty songs. she was my favorite.

chris, tim did as well. so glad you're reading the blog!

twinner, wanna go sit on the deck and eat vanilla bean with skittles in our jammers? kgood.

fraulein, right. there. with. you.

melissa, completely agree. see this post:http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/god-willin-the-creek-dont-rise/id382520904
ps, loved the quote.

Anonymous said...

Look at how similar Grandma's handwriting is to Bertie's. Spooky!!

Anonymous said...

oh- and anonymous is ME!
Love, Vic

Today's Letters said...

vic! you commented on the bloggy! i love it! yes, the similarities in their handwriting is almost as scary as the skeleton i used to hang on the basement door ;)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the song! ;)
XO,
Meliss

Today's Letters said...

mel, oops, i actually meant to send you the link to this post ... http://www.todaysletters.com/2010/04/todays-letters-dear-mr_18.html xoxo!

Melissa said...

Oh! Well, it was a really great song :) I'll check out the new link, hee hee.

sadie t said...

just stumbled upon the "today's letters" that linked to this letter from home. it made me tear up. :) so lovely. thanks for sharing everything you do. i look forward, every day, to your words, pictures, etc. :) much <3. - sadie

Val Fenton said...

What a great way to keep a diary! ;)

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