When I have a question about food, I call my mom. Some of my friends have been “orphaned” for a long time; I on the other hand have been very fortunate in as much as I still have a mother – and I still do call her when I have questions about cooking, freezing and canning. But what happens if you don’t have a mother to call.
That’s one of the reasons we need to collect the information and knowledge of the generation(s) before us. Sometimes we get so caught up in the day to day that we forget about the details – when they pop up in front of us we are faced with “who am I gonna call?”
Granted, some of us are of that age where we have absorbed information from our mothers and fathers by observing. But, we forget to ask questions and then someday our opportunity to find out the whys and hows of things they did are gone. I don’t want to miss that opportunity.
With life’s busyness, it’s not easy to make time to ask about old photos, recipe books, recipes cards and stories, but it is important. It’s important to our project and to the next generation. We need your help… the Tri-County Tourism Alliance is meeting on Friday, Jan. 13 in Ashley. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and everyone is invited, if even to just sit and listen to what we are doing. Perhaps you will be inspired to join us – or volunteer to assist with the many great projects we have planned to preserve the historic value of the Germans from Russia culture. We will be meeting at the Dakota Family Restaurant over lunch and so you can support a local business at the same time.
Please consider giving a little of your time to this group – you can serve in a small way or a big way, we welcome you all. If you have photos or have done an interview with one of your relatives, please send that to me as soon as possible. We are inputting data and collecting photos in between our regular jobs, so the sooner you send the info the better. Many thanks for subscribing to this blog, it shows interest in our project and the connections I am making personally with old friends and shirt tail relatives is awesome. firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you again. Next week, we will get back to recipes and fun stuff.