The book I chose was Julia Child's autobiography, My Life in France. I chose it because I'm a big fan and wanted to learn more about her. My paternal grandparents were French immigrants, and that drew me into the book, also.
My worry was that the book wouldn't hold up for anyone who wasn't as fascinated by Julia Child as I am, but I have to say that the members (except one) enjoyed the book and the account of her life.
Then to try to bring it back home again, I created a little display of some family photos and mementos.
|Sers and Merrisse famliy photos and momentos.|
|Photos of my great grandparents and my grandmother, along with her recipe book|
|Letter my grandmother wrote when she was ten, (stunning penmanship!) some swimwear photos and photo of the Sers family. The photo in the gold frame is my grandmother when she was close to 90.|
|One of my grandmother's demitasse cups and great grandmother's coffee grinder|
It's such a coincidence that this all came on the heels of the March SBQ, because I really didn't plan it that way. Isn't the universe funny?