While cruising on Facebook tonight, I came across a link to a Youtube channel. The channel is all about Clara, a 94 year old woman who posts videos of cooking lessons for depression era recipes. While I find that kind of thing incredibly fascinating, Clara instantly became a star in my eyes when she would pause from cooking to tell a story from her family! I wish she was my grandmother!
I believe it is so important to not only collect the names, dates, and places – but to also get an idea of what life was truly like. Since I don’t have a lot of stories from when my grandparents were children, hearing Clara’s stories make me smile and feel just a bit more connected to that time. Sometimes I even tear up when I listen to her (she quit high school because she couldn’t afford socks).
Clara is officially in my favorite people category.
If you are looking for some good cheap food and some stories, then you need to check out Clara.
My favorite videos from her (so far):