This morning brought the news that we lost Norm's mom. It was just a few weeks ago that we celebrated her 100th birthday. She was a great lady - strong and fearless. I had the pleasure of spending time in the kitchen with her numerous times. We made shoofly pie once. When she said get molasses that's what I did. No one told me that molasses in PA Dutch country is different from down South. It made for an interesting pie. On her visits here in North Carolina we canned apple butter and made cookies. Just last Thanksgiving it was pie again - pumpkin from a pumpkin - not the can. While most of her contributions were of the supervisory nature on these occasions, it was a pleasure and a privilege to take direction from her.