Love your story and how you kept canning from being a lost art a little longer. I was working to help put everything in jars from a very early age and carried on the traditions until it got to be too hard to find anything garden fresh in a crate out here where I am. If you live where there's always a summer surplus, you probably can't imagine.
Wonderful storytelling. My grandmother made wonderful things in jars. I can relate to the lost and found recipe. Such a relief to have it found! I then emailed it to myself and my sister and printed and placed copies in multiple places.