|About the Book|
You are born- you will die- but you dont have to get married. These are words of wisdom from a mother to a daughter - but not in the 21st century. The mother was Agnes McCulloch, born 1876, and Edith Chambers was her 12 year old daughter in 1925MoreYou are born- you will die- but you dont have to get married. These are words of wisdom from a mother to a daughter - but not in the 21st century. The mother was Agnes McCulloch, born 1876, and Edith Chambers was her 12 year old daughter in 1925 receiving the advice. Edith still has much respect for, and still lives by her mothers wisdom and this may be the only piece of advice she ignored. As Edith reaches her 100th birthday she shares the story which makes up her life. The events that took place in a stately home in Blundell Sands, England, in the nineteenth century led to new beginnings in Montreal in 1906. The impact of the First World War ravaged the family and Agnes leadership brought her family of daughters to Toronto. In 100 Years of Wisdom with Recipes, Edith paints a compelling picture of poverty, ingenuity, perseverance and accomplishment. She shares what values and beliefs have sustained her and her forthright narrative style immediately makes the reader aware that this is one, formidable lady. Her practical attitude to life, especially regarding finances, is as valid today as it was in the 1920s and 1930s. As she prepares to become a centenarian, Edith remains active, making jam, pickling beets and baking squares and cookies for bazaars, family and friends- she plays bid euchre twice a week and cant understand why the youth of today cant do mental arithmetic, as she needs to do playing cards. 100 Years of Wisdom with Recipes is just that. One persons view of her life as she sees it and remembers it, the opinions she holds and the advice she wishes to impart. It is uniquely Edith. Others might tell the story differently. But thats because they are not Edith remembering it.