Mémêre was my mother`s mother, my grandmother, an Acadian lady by the name of Hélèna Allain (nee. Richard 1900). She was a wonderful grandmother who made a big fuss whenever we`d visit her during our summer holidays. My father was in the Air Force, so we usually we lived a long ways away from her, which made a trip to visit her a very joyous event for us both. She would bake for days in advance of our arrival – and stash in her kitchen drawer – date squares, other treats and her own special recipe for coconut chocolate macaroons that we lovingly called “Mémère Cookies”. My children love this unique cookie too, and have asked for the recipe. When I give it to them, there is a strict rule that they must always call them “Mémère Cookies” in tribute to her and if they share the recipe they must receive a promise from the receiver to do the same.
I made this layout to honour the memory of my Mémêre and her cookie recipe for the 15th December sketch challenge over at another Freaking scrappy challenge … using Melissa Frances paper and embellishments.