When I shared Gail Lee Martin’s stories in some groups on Facebook, her memory blog and her Facebook fan page gained quite a number of followers. People love nostalgia and old-time recipes, it seems. Here are the top ten posts for 2017.
- This post was a big hit with a Depression-era cooking Facebook group. Nostalgia groups also liked the memories it brought up. Saving the Cooking Grease
- This topic raised some controversy from animal lovers, farmers, and history buffs. Kansas Wolf Hunts
- The third most-visited post with 319 readers combined nostalgia and food, a winning combination. Bean Soup on Wash Days
- The post about old-fashioned sayings that Gail used was popular too. A Hitch in Her Git-Along
- More food memories that drew the lovers of nostalgia. Fifties Foods
- Disasters also caught people’s attention. M Is for Memories of the Flood of ’51
- This post caught the attention of a Madison, Kansas group as people dropped by to see if their parents or grandparents were mentioned. R Is for Ruth – In Sympathy
- Hamilton is a very small town, but they have a group on Facebook that sent many readers to this post. H Is for Hamilton
- The novelty of this vintage recipe caught people’s attention. Heritage Recipe – Turnip Pie
- This follow-up piece with Gail’s own memories drew readers. Gail’s Memories of the Flood of ’51
Over 7,000 individual readers visited the blog in 2017. If you are reading this post, then you were probably one of them. If you missed any of the stories above, I hope you have a few minutes to read Gail’s memories.