Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Here!!!

After months of working so hard, my cookbook has finally arrived! I started this cookbook back in January. I wanted to get recorded all of Grandma's recipes and all the favorites from the family. I also wanted to be able to have a lot of veggie recipes since people don't know how to cook vegetables anymore. It has been a labor of love and I am so happy with the way it turned out. Bradi did all the cover work and divider pages. She is amazing! They are being sold at the Fruitstand, Mom's store (Uncle & Aunties) and the Shaw's are putting it in their bookstore (Little Professor Books). As a matter of fact, the Shaw's asked me to do a book signing this Saturday and bring a few things from the cookbook for a taster's table. Isn't that kind of them?!

Here's a cute story mom told me yesterday. She said a gentleman had been talking to Grandpa at the Fruitstand. He saw the cookbook and picked it up and opened up the first page or two. He turned to Grandpa and said, "Hey! This book is dedicated to you!" Grandpa looked surprised and mom quickly retorted, "He doesn't know that. He hasn't even read it yet." The gentleman then said, "well, I'm going to buy me one and I want you to autograph it. Will you sign it for me?" Mom said that Grandpa got the biggest grin on his face and signed the man's book. The gentleman asked if he could get Grandma to sign it, too. Mom told him that maybe they could get her to come out tomorrow to sign it. A while later, Grandma did come outside. Mom told her that someone wanted her to sign their book. She got teary-eyed and said that someone else had asked her to sign their book, too. She said her hand writing wasn't very good. Mom told her that it didn't matter. Mom said that they were so proud and touched by people's kindness. That whole event truly made my day! It made all the work of the cookbook worthwhile!

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