Thought I would share this little email exchange between my grandma and I last week, because it surprised and touched me. My last post about Grandpa Bill’s Beer Bread came after a whole day where I thought about my grandpa a lot, and I justÂ really missed him. When I woke up in the morning I was really craving pancakes, so I busted out my Krusteaz mix and made myself a plate full of mini pancakes – my grandpa used to make me dollar-sized pancakes for breakfast when I was little, but he called them “Jenny-sized” pancakes. Then I ate them with Karo syrup, because that’s what he always used instead of regular maple syrup. And since I was already on a Grandpa kick… then I made beer bread. :)
ÂFrom: JennyDate: 3/13/2010 7:34:39 PMTo: Grandma NancySubject: GrandpaÂ
I just wanted to share with you that I thought about Grandpa a lot today. This morning when I woke up I made myself mini (“Jenny”) pancakes, and I ate them with Karo syrup. :)
Then I made a loaf of beer bread from the recipe I have still hanging on my fridge (it’s been there since the day he dictated it to me at your dining room table), and I wrote about it on my blog. Thought you might like to see the entry:
Jenny————————————————————————————–ÂDate: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 10:53:11 -0800
From: Grandma Nancy
Subject: Re: Grandpa
Guess he must have been nudging you as it was his birthday! Maybe that’s why you thought of him so much. Your entry on the beer bread is fabulous…… You have really made so many wonderful “additions” to the original recipe and I’m sure Grandpa would be tickled pink.
Love you much…………………Grama
Huh. I really, truly had not known it was his birthday; I just felt close to Grandpa last Sunday!