(8) A Glimpse into Our Past as to Why it's Incumbent upon Us to Give Tribute & Honor with a Thankful Heart & Soul
LIFE SHOULD BE LIVED AS A TIDE OF THANKSGIVING
It's important to give thanks and to know & remember our past - it helps to be prepared for possible interruptions in the future; knowing the basics for survival.
Welcome to Mary's daily BLESSINGS - although a life of labor. For most in America today, we should give unending thanks for the toil of our ancestors in providing the foundation & innovations of modern times. Then, too, don't forget to give thanks for you living in this day & age!
OUR TRIBUTE & HONOR ARCHIVE will be a significant aspect of the $25 million dollar fundraising project in 2023 needed to establish The National Bread Museum project. More details of this project are on the TRIBUTE & HONOR ARCHIVE and DONATION pages.
There are multiple facets within this program, but first & foremost is the Honor we want to give to our mom (and/or grandmas, great-grandmas, great-great . . . & however far you can go back in your ancestry), knowing baking was part of their "home & family career," and that "she was &/or each was one-in-a-million!"
With your connections of knowing people and your help to spread the word and encourage people regarding the importance of this project, we need to elicit financial support from not only you, hopefully, & other individuals, but also companies who are in business & exist because we purchase their products or services for 1) home baking & related Bread Culture activities, and/or 2) to keep men & women in bread culture occupations throughout this land.
Anything you might be able to do if you have connections with a decision maker or one with influence within a Bread Culture-related business or company will be greatly appreciated.
The goal is to "raise the dough" in Tribute to those who helped build our Bread Culture throughout this nation (ag/food grains - milling - flour - bread/baking), whose lives & heritages influenced a) the land & local communities, & b) their baking, which had great significance in people's lives. Then we can preserve the beloved artifacts to document their lives in history lest memories fade and we forget. Remember, we're honoring the lives of your grandparents, but especially a Mom - then a Grandma who was the center of the Heart of the Home.
We are losing precious history every day related to our ancestors from the 18 & 1900s. If we who are still here right now (especially age 60+), who have knowledge and access to family history info, don't record past generational lineage whose lives built this country's agricultural foundation of grain's "heart-of-the-home baking heritage," our "dear ones' lives" won't be noted or remembered in history!
NOTE: At almost age 70, all of Mary's work is done bending over a stool! (Poland - 1991)
Our children, grandchildren, & future generations will be the losers in not having a connection with what our past relatives went through to give us the benefits of the life we have today in this world, especially if we live in the United States.
The age old questions: If not now, when?
If not us, who?
An idea: Ask if you can bake a
batch of cookies and voluntarily teach a middle or high school extra-curricular
Cursive Cowboy Cookie Club
or Cursive Chocolate Crackle Cookie Club (mix 1/2 c. oil, 2 eggs, & a dry 2-layer cake mix; shape into 32-48 balls, roll in powdered sugar; bake 350 about 7-8 min. on an ungreased pan -
We wonder what you have in your drawers, dressers, closets, cupboards, attics & hay lofts, machine & tool sheds, mills & factories and such, that is a piece of our Bread Culture history, that would do more good to be preserved for your grandchildren's and future generations' knowledge than for it to go into the garbage. Let's raise the funds to be able to find and restore a building as the National Bread Museum, et al, and see what you can also do to help preserve our history. Join with us to make this happen!
The following were essentials in Grandma's house in the USA in the 1800s-first half of the 1900s, and are still found in some working hands of lives around the world today. Each historical artifact is a testimony, and an unwritten diary, of someone's life.
The secret of life is not to only do what one likes, but to try to like what one has to do.
This is museum component #8. Go to: