This June I went up to Raleigh to cook with my Great Uncle Ted and Great Aunt Anne. Ted was my grandma’s brother, and I went up so that they could show me how to make my great-grandmother, Flossie’s pound cake. Flossie’s Pound Cake was my recipe for Wake Co in the Tasting NC series.
A few days after I posted it I got the comment above. It’s from a friend of my grandparents, a woman who at one time or another had a chance to try the very pound cake that Ted and Ann were teaching me how to make.
After six years of blogging, there are times that I want to throw in the towel and pursue other things. Blogger burnout is the topic of conversation on most of the blogs that I read, and it’s a real predicament. But everytime I think that I’ve had enough, something like this happens. I worked so hard on that post, pouring my soul into it, and the reward was something more incredible than I could have imagined. I love the idea that my grandmother’s friends, people she loved, are reading my work, all of which was inspired by her. I am so grateful to be in a position to preserve these family memories, to keep the legacy of their love for food going, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.