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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GRANDMA MAY'S TINS


My Grandmother, May, was born in 1880.  I'd say that this photo of her was taken for her 18th Birthday in 1898.  She married in 1908 and her first child, Maisie, was born in 1909, followed in 1914 by my father Allan and his brother, Ronald in 1918.

These tins I remember from girlhood, visiting Grandma at Mont Albert.  She later came to live with us for fifteen years and I suppose the tins came with her!  I'm proud to say that I still have them; they'd be quite rare.


This is the reverse side.  I love the 'Methods of Serving' on the Dessert Prunes tin.
  • AS A CONFECTION - Place fruit straight from can in suitable dishes on the table in same manner as sweets are served.
  • COLD DESSERT - Serve fruit direct from can with cream.
  • HOT DESSERT - Place required quantity in a suitable vessel, half cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes.  Do not allow to boil.  Add sugar, cinnamon, or lemon to taste.  Serve with cream or custard.
DELICIOUS FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR DINNER.
INCLUDE PRUNES IN YOUR DAILY MENU FOR HEALTH'S SAKE.

4 comments:

Susan said...

Those are very nice tins! I'm so glad you have them. My mother always stewed prunes and we would have them for dessert. I was probably the only one in my school who ate them when the cafeteria served them! The other kids thought I was weird. Well, I suppose I DON'T fit the norm. :)

And your Grandmother was quite the beauty!

willow said...

So lovely to have a bit of your grandmother in your kitchen! They are beautiful tins. All three shades of blue, too.

blackbird said...

Lovely tins and lovely young lady.

I have tins from my grandmother too and love using them. It's sort of funny that I remember them full of cookies made by my grandmother and my children probably only associate them with me- and my cookies.

Ladybug said...

Yes, the old tins will probably end with me!! Dear Grandma was always the proper lady, as was my Mother; a good example.