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Grandparents Day - Celebrating the Autumn years of life

Grandparents Day this year was celebrated on Sun, Sept 13th. Grandparents day was initiated by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade. Marian and her husband Joseph had a large family of 15 children, 43 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. What a blessing to have that much love in a family!

There are three purposes of National Grandparents Day:

  1. To honor our grandparents.

  2. To give grandparents a special day to show their grandchildren love.

  3. To teach children the strength, knowledge and guidance that a older person can offer.

For most of my childhood there was a grandparent living with us, so for me that meant another parent, confidant, teacher and friend. It is, I guess no surprise that I spent most of my working career working with seniors where again I found myself leaning on their knowledge and understanding of things. Even though I have stepped away from healthcare I will always be grateful to the many seniors who have impacted my life over the years and honestly, too many to list.

In celebration of seniors this month I would like to share a Newfoundland tea bun recipe, I thought this would be the perfect one for Sept. because my grandmother made tea buns weekly, if not several times a week. The perfect treat with your cup of tea on a fall day!

Newfoundland Tea Buns

4 Cups Flour 1 Cup Butter

1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 tsp. nutmeg

7 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. Salt

1 Cup raisins 2 eggs

Milk or Water

Rub together butter, flour and sugar. Sir in nutmeg, baking powder, salt and raisins.

Add 2 beaten eggs and enough milk or water to make a soft dough. Roll out and cut into buns with a 2" cookie cutter. Bake on cookie sheet for 12 minutes at 450.

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