Great-grandma’s food grinder
COFFEE WITH WARREN, with Warren Harbeck
Mary Anna Harbeck uses her Great-grandma’s grinder to prepare tasty meal. Photos by Warren Harbeck
Like the robins in last week’s column, so Mother’s Day comes along, too, to remind us of the beauty of life in spring. In fact, my wife, Mary Anna, is sharing with us this week a special Mother’s Day story that has left a good taste in my mouth.
But first, here are a few of the responses I received to last week’s column:
Jenny Bocock sees robins as harbingers of hope in our troubled times. “With all the terrible news in the world, the robins are very cheering,” she writes.
Kathleen Adamson especially appreciates their joyful presence, as well as their parenting skills. She writes: “Many thanks for the robins, one of my favourite birds. I love their burbly call, their pretty white tails and eye patches, and amazingly, their architecturally designed nests, warm in cold weather and cool as it heats up. But especially, I love their diligence as parents sharing the load. And it is a load feeding clamouring babies.”
Robin Slater brings robins and Mother’s Day together in a special way in her response: “My mother always alerted me by phone when she ‘saw my first Robin.’ It was like my spirit was with her and we would both smile. I haven’t heard that since she passed, but this tribute put a smile on my face, remembering her springtime enthusiasm.”
Which takes us to Mary Anna’s contribution to this column:
AND DID IT EVER TASTE GOOD! Happy Mother’s Day, dear readers.
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