Making the Blue Plate Special Author:Florence Littauer, Lauren Littauer-Briggs, Marita Littauer Three women from the Littauer family, each an author in her own right, converge to create a wonderfully inspiring book promoting family traditions. This book includes personal stories, anecdotes and vignettes, each reflecting a time of sentiment or profundity that marked the beginning of a family tradition - or a time when something very ordina... more »ry became something very special, as in the story of Florence Littauer's old blue plate. These stories serve to reinforce family appreciation while giving concrete ideas for recording family memories. It also makes a great gift, especially when paired with a simple family heirloom!« less
This book really makes you think about family, the value of it and how to treasure it. These very personal true stories allow you to be a part of these families, and their emotions and memories. Suggestions for your family and recipes are peppered thru out the book. While some stories are very touching and nostalgic, others deal with pain in a family. One of the authors was raped as a young woman and feared facing her father. Other stories are very honest and open about difficult and hurtful times all families face. Not just a book with a bunch of stories. Truly insightful and inspiring.