Think about this country in 1965. The Dick Van Dyke show – the best sit com ever – was in its 4th season. But things weren’t all that great otherwise. There was civil unrest related to the Vietnam War and racial conflicts. The St. Louis Arch was completed. The Voting Rights Act was passed.The Gemini… Continue reading 1965: Middle of the decade dinners
So the first few menus were either not really sketched out at all (“Mom’s birthday – chicken”) or just barely so (“ham, angel food & ice cream”). But 1963 starts off with an awesome, multi-course menu. 1963 Bob & Mary Ann Dick & Dorothy (Dad’s two brothers and their wives) Cheese log, crackers Sherry Crown… Continue reading 1963: Wow, Mom!
We continue our saga. 1961 Uncle Jack, Schroeders, Pat, Jack & Diane (I wish I knew who all these people were. Don’t know the Schroeders. Jack Ennis was my Dad’s first cousin, and his wife was Diane. Pat might have been Jack’s sister . OH! So Uncle Jack, then, was their father! This is all… Continue reading 1961 – 62: Relatives and Tupperware Parties
Mom and Dad were married on August 4, 1956, the day after Mom’s 28th birthday. One of their wedding gifts was this Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book, from one of Mom’s friends. From all the notes written in it, I can tell she used this cook book for many of the countless meals she served. The… Continue reading 1956 – 1960: The Early Years