Monday, December 8, 2014

Tuesday, December 8, 1936

plesant but cold
6 [degrees] above zero this morning
Made a grape pie* and macaroni and cheese for dinner-
Harry put weather strips on my bedroom door this morning-
He went home to Half Acre this afternoon-
Susie Harring called this afternoon-
She invited me too come to church-
I got warmer shirt and another skirt on Mother this morning-
She has been good today-

Grape Pie recipe by Irene Bouchard*

*Grape pie is a Central NY tradition. Check out this recipe featured in the Fall/Winter 2002 edition of Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore.


  1. hey Tish love this blog I tune in on and off as you posted great stuff. I was just wondering if you ever gave any thought to possibly compiling the recipes you mention through this story and putting it in a book or something ? That way it can continue being shared.

    1. I hadn't thought of that! Interesting idea. I'll think about it. (Grape pie would have to be included...


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.