Martha Kaye, Beth and Jane,
I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Alma was a wonderful neighbor and one of my first impressions of a southern Mom - always bringing over and sharing fresh produce from their garden(s) and I've made plenty of good dishes and desserts with the many sweet potatoes she and Jones shared with my parents and us. I can still hear Alma's southern voice. I always knew when your Mom was preparing a feast because all the cars would be lined up at their driveway. I seem to recall that there were many birthdays celebrated about this time in July so I'm sure this is a particularly difficult time for each of you. Please know that my thoughts are with each of you, and having lost my Mom only 1 1/2 years ago, I recognize the pain and life changes your are addressing. May you find comfort in memories and your Mom's recipes. Oddly my Grandmother passed away just 10 months before my Mom. My grandmother loved to bake. After her passing, I gathered all her handwritten recipes and created a book and circulated to all family. I share this because I found tremendous comfort in this. Wishing each of you moments of happiness as you bake one of your Mom's favorite recipe.
With kind regards,
Lisa Bullock (formerly Lisa Callahan)
This beautiful woman was my mother. She will be sorely missed. She was truly an angel.