And Now Your Get To Meet Great Aunt Willie!
If you have been following this series, you’ll know that my Great Aunt Willie just celebrated her 90th birthday on February 9th of this year. As part of the celebration she was featured on the ABC news in Fresno, CA. And now you have a face to match the words I have presented in the Great Aunt Willie series.
As I bring this series to a close, I have to say that I have totally enjoyed sharing it with you. The nostalgia of my own childhood was brought back to me through my Great Aunt Willie’s words. And I hope you are inspired to reflect on fond memories from your childhood as well.
The goal of this entire series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and now this last Part, has been not just to entertain you, which I hope it has. But it is so much more than that. It’s the simplicity of life, love of God and family, childhood innocence, having fun even through challenging times in our history.
And as a Nutritional Therapist, my other goal through this series, was to bring the memory and taste of food back to you – real God-made foods. These foods have nourished humanity for millennia, and yet have been vilified in the last 30 or 40 years. These foods are alive. They are life-giving and nutrient dense, with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. They have not been damaged by heat processing. They are pure with no artificial ingredients. No partially hydrogenated fats such as Crisco and margarine. No chemicals. No artificial anything. No altered genes from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). No inflammatory and disease causing oils such as the vegetable oils on the market today (corn, canola, soy, cottonseed, safflower, etc). But rather pure lard, rendered from home grown hogs. Not just cream and butter, but RAW cream and butter. Eggs from pastured chickens. Garden fresh fruits and vegetables, naturally organic of course (no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides back then). And they have flavor!
I challenge you to return to the wholesome foods like the ones that Willie ate as a child.
To my Mom and Dad . . . Thank you for the faith, values and integrity you have lived in your lives, and have instilled in me and my brothers. You did good!
To my Great Aunt Willie . . . Thank you for your story. Thank you for your humor. Thank you for your faith. And thank you for allowing me to reach others through your words.