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Mom’s Recipe Box: Grilled Filet Mignon & Olde English Tomato Relish in Memory of Glen, Sr. & Muriel

Posted on October 31, 2014

                  Grilled Filet Mignon & Olde English Tomato Relish in Memory of Glen, Sr. & Muriel We were a family of seven – three brothers and four sisters. Today marks the 12th anniversary of the passing of our brother Glen, Sr. In January 2012, we also lost our sister Muriel. Were they still with us, I would have enjoyed seeing what dish each chose for the Mom’s Recipe Box family project. This post is in their memory. –¬†Jackie   ****         Glen and Mom¬†had a running banter she loved to share with others during conversations. Whenever he would stop by the family home to visit her she would say. “Son, would you like…

Skating Socks From My Brother

Posted on October 28, 2013

Skating Socks From My Brother- Reflection by Jacqueline Bennett   Taking winter clothes out of storage is a ritual for New Englanders this time of year as the weather turns cold. For me that includes pulling out an old battered Brooks Brothers bag stuffed with knee socks – and skating socks from my brother.   Growing up my large family exchanged Christmas gifts among all of us. Somewhere along the way that subsided but my brother Glen Sr. was not comfortable with letting Christmas go by without gifts for his two youngest sisters – myself being one – actually THE youngest of seven children. So, under the tree every holiday was a box of skating socks from my brother. New Englanders know exactly…