The unending hours of quarantine are intimidating for a daughter living with housemates, where the dining table is rarely used. But Mum is there to share recipes over FaceTime, her presence on a screen propped up by the toaster.
A mother who was a pediatric nurse worked long shifts taking care of other people’s children. But if her daughter came home from school and saw eggs and butter on the counter, she knew they were baking.
Two daughters get cooking instruction from their food-loving mom, with different results, but both learn from the unexpected failures and rejoice with the more frequent successes—a good metaphor for life.
Mom cooked for friends at church for many years—from the Sunday School teachers to the women whose babies she’d watched in the nursery while they sang in choir. And when she died, they all gathered to eat her food.