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Collect This!

By Honey Lazar

July 30, 2013 | 2:27 pm

I had a brilliant photography teacher, Mary Jo, who theorized that we take the same picture over and over again despite the contents appearing to be different.  I did a project called The... read on

  • I am Charmed

    By Honey Lazar

    July 26, 2013 | 11:08 am

    Stories are told in various ways.  Aunt Ruth and I have charm bracelets dating back to our childhoods!  Do you?  On hers is her baby ring replete with teething marks along with trinkets from years of travel with her beloved husband. My mother bought mine.   My mom brought me a... read on

  • Miss, Mrs., or Ms?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 18, 2013 | 5:44 am

    I don’t think there’s one thing more important you can do for your kids than have family dinner.” - Ruth Reichl, former Editor-in-Chief of Gourmet

    If you follow this blog, you know that Aunt Ruth never stopped collecting and testing recipes. Preparing delicious food was only half... read on

  • I’m Too Busy

    By Honey Lazar

    July 16, 2013 | 8:07 am

    Summer has been so hot, and just when I wanted to gasp, sigh, and whine, I think about what i learned from Aunt Ruth.  She spent most of her days in the kitchen going through her collection of recipes to find just the right ones to prepare for friends.  That's right....for... read on

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  • What’s So Funny?

    By Honey Lazar

    July 12, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    As talks with our book's agent heat up and queries are made, I find myself wistful about this photographic odyssey.  I spent years on an Amish project, even more time taking pictures of women and the things they carry in their bras, purses, pants, pockets, and hands, as well as... read on

  • Be Prepared

    By Honey Lazar

    July 8, 2013 | 10:00 am

    By mid-century, people over 55 will outnumber those under 18 for the first time in history. Aunt Ruth's ingredients for a live well-lived include the importance of community and helping others.  We know research tells us that as we age, social interaction becomes even more vital to... read on

  • Recipes=Memories

    By Honey Lazar

    July 5, 2013 | 6:51 am

    Photographing for "Loving Aunt Ruth" turned out to be delicious and somewhat fattening.  Well worth the pounds!  Aunt Ruth is a marvelous cook with a recipe collection.  Yes, these are her cards lovingly protected in plastic, because she either cooked for friends, a temple... read on

  • Chief Memory Officer

    By Honey Lazar

    July 3, 2013 | 5:28 am

    I recently spent time with a close friend who told me that when we collect our family stories, photos, and ephemera,we become Chief Memory Officers.   In the case of loving aunt ruth, I think I am the Admin to the CMO, Aunt Ruth, whose memory remains tack sharp for all the answers... read on

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