- My mother's Revere Ware still gets daily use, 60 years after she received it as a wedding present.
- My paternal grandmother's heavy aluminum pot still cooks vegetables and small portions of pasta.
- I never knew my maternal grandmother, but I use some of her enamel pans and a few of her bowls.
- Then there's the glassware that belonged to one aunt, and the dessert dishes that another aunt casually handed to me after I'd admired them.
- I never met my mother-in-law or my grandmother-in-law, but some of their meals are served at my table, courtesy of the recipe box my DH kept.
Every once in a while, I think it would be nice to just give everything away and start all over with a nice set of kitchenware. But I never get around to it, and now I know why -- I can't give up my family!
Note: In case anyone's asking, this is my personal book. No one gave it to me to review. And no one is compensating me for mentioning it.