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Grandmother’s cooking fondly remembered

Minnie Grinnell Hutson lives on through her grandchildren. “Miss Minnie,” as she was called by neighbors and friends, lived her life in the New Point area of Mathews County. She was an outstanding lady of her community, a dedicated wife and mother, a fabulous cook, and one who was known as the salt of the earth.

Sue Greene and Nancy Lou Layng, two granddaughters, recall the wonderful memories of days they spent at their grandmother’s house and those great meals she always served, especially on Sundays following church services.

Sue writes, “Meal time was always a loving time of day while sitting at my grandmother’s table. We were all blessed by being present and enjoying food and family. Speaking of being blessed, the meal was never begun without thanking our dear Lord. She fed many people many times and I believe her blessing produced meals such as with two fishes and five loaves of bread. She made a pound of hot dogs feed an army.”

Sue adds that her grandmother didn’t buy c...

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