What a lady she was! When she passed away, she was about six weeks away from her 100th birthday which would have been February 14th. The amazing thing was that just before that, on December 10th she had a Christmas Coffee for ten ladies where she served coffee cake and rolls on a lovely decorated holiday table.
Aunt Laura always had a good memory and was a good cook, noted for her baking of pies and cakes. She loved flowers, grew huge dahlias, had a beautiful rose garden, and summertime found her yard filled with pots and hanging baskets of geraniums.
Here is one of her pie recipes:
Aunt Laura’s Pecan Pie
This recipe was found in a hand written cookbook that belonged to her sister-in-law.
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 cup salad oil
1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans
Cook together all ingredients but pecans until sugar melts. Pour into unbacked crust. Put pecans on top. Bake 50 - 60 minutes at 325 - 350 degrees.