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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seven Recipes went to Monterey Park, California.

Monterey Park's motto is "Pride in the past, Faith in the future"
It won't take you long to see that they live up to their motto!

Photo Source

Be sure in include Friday in your schedual to visit Monterey Park, California because you won't want to miss their weekly Farmer's Market.
Take a peek at this video to see why:
Excellent history video of Monterey Park makes you feel like you are there. You will love all the stories. Take time to listen you will be glad you did.
Don't miss the 1950s segment as it has some great photographs too.

I am thrilled that someone from Monterey Park bought seven of my recipes! Thank you so much!
They are:
Carrot Cookies Recipe
Lemon Recipe
Sausage & Leek Soup Recipe

GramaBarb's Carrot Pineapple Cake Recipe
AnnaRuth's Carrot Applesauce Cake
Orange Shortbread Recipe
Chocolate Pudding Recipe

All your recipe postcards can be stored in this box which comes in assorted colors.
I bought one and Amazon ships this product internationally

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Don't miss Picturesque Eppingen, Germany

Have you ever seen a half-timbered building?
You probably have and didn't know that is what they are called. The more you learn about them the more you become amazed by them. You will surely feel like you are in a live fairy story in Eppingen, Germany.

Historic City Center
photo source Wikipedia
I found a quick 30 second tour of some of the Half-timbered buildings:

There is an excellent list of things to do while visiting Eppingen and it is called
16 Things to do in Eppingen
Scroll to the heading Fachwerkpfad - Timberframe Path Click on the pictures and you will see examples of half-timbered construction upclose all set along side a park pathway. For me this is a "do not miss" on my list of things to do in Eppingen.
I am so happy that someone bought 2 of my recipes
GramaBarb's Lemon Recipe
GramaBarb's Carrot Cookies Recipe

Thank you!

Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 Resident of the Year Winner

Once a year BC Seniors Living Association for all of British Columbia, Canada award a senior who meets the standard of LEAP "Let's Embrace Aging Passionately". This year I was awarded to honor and travelled to Whistler, BC to recieve the Certificate at the BCSLA Conference Banquet. I had the pleasure and honor of sitting at the head table with the Mayor of Whistler, Nancy Wilhelm-Morden

The Banquet was held at The Fairmont Chateau in Whistler

Here is a group photograph of the dignitaries at our Head Table....
Whistler Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden with husband Ted Morden
Jerilyn Lee - GM of Terraces on 7th
MLA Linda Larson with husband Larry Larson
Dave Sinclair - President of BCSLA
Thanks for a great evening!

Linda Larson presented me with the Certificate. Linda Larson was elected MLA for Boundary-Similkameen on May 14, 2013. Linda is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health for Seniors, and a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow. She is also a member of the Select Standing Committees on Health and Legislative Initiatives.
Here is the video my son recorded of her speech.
Barbara Vance BC Senior of the year Introduction Speech by Linda Larson MLA

Barbara Vance Acceptance/Thank You Speech, Winning BC Senior of the year, at the Fairmont Whistler Hotel. Sept 30th 2013

Barbara Vance's story is featured on the Retirement Concepts web site. Terraces on 7th Retirement Residence
Nancy the Mayor has been sent GramaBarb's Lemon Recipe Postcard.
Linda Larson - MLA, has been sent GramaBarb's Carrot Pineapple Cake Recipe Postcard

October 1, 2013
I attended the National Seniors Day 90 second dance at Whistler, BC
Read about the short fun event in the Pique News, Whistler
British Columbians Living Longer by John French

I am at the 90 second dance waiting for Chantilly Lace by the Big Bopper to start playing so I can "cut a rug".

Thank you!
Photography by Mark Vance
Whistler Panorama source

A Bubblews article about Senior GramaBarb Winner of the LEAP Award for 2013