And how she loved cookbooks! She had quite a collection and could be very content holed up reading and re-reading a cookbook! She was also a great lover of books and spent many hours pouring over her books! Her love and curiosity of cookbooks and food were contagious! She often posted a recipe on our board from an old cookbook that would make us all laugh and create quite the hub-bub!
We spoke on the phone every once in a while and she was quite the character! I loved hearing her old stories of growing up in Newton as the Butcher's daughter and then branching out and becoming a young career woman in the 50's/60's! She had some great stories to tell!
I will miss her, that is for sure! But I will smile and think fondly of her when I have a glass of Iced Coffee, a plate of shrimp scampi or a fried egg sandwich! And when I open a cookbook, I will think of Carolea and remember how she enriched my life with her great spirit!
Rest in Peace my sweet friend with your beloved greys curled up with you!
May the Lord bless his people with peace and happiness and let them celebrate. Psalm 64;10.
*Originally posted May 29, 2012