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Generational Cooking: A Story About Life and Becoming a Caregiver

Linda Phyllis Ratzthompson

Pages: 196
ISBN: 978-145752-269-7
List Price: 30.00
Category: Nonfiction
Available: October 2013
Edition: Perfectbound

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Generational Cooking is not a cookbook or a story about cooking but a highly personal account from the point of view of a caregiver and how she has lived her life. It is a play on words, so to speak. Though the caregiver does make meals and serve them to the ones she cares for, all along, the caregiver is evolving through her life and theirs. The caregiver recollects childhood memories as an adult and relives them through the eyes of the loved ones with whom she made those same memories. It is the hope of the author that those who read may realize they are not alone. There are many of us out there with the same struggles and insecurities. Rest assured, there are many people and organizations to help you along the way. I believe that, even though going home again may present many obstacles and challenges, you can indeed go home again. Melrose will always be my home. It will be the home of those who have lived and died here. It is the home in my most cherished memories. It is home forever.

Linda Phyllis Ratzthompson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Terry Parker High School. She has a BA from the University of Florida. She worked in Jacksonville for a major title underwriter representing northeast Florida. She was a contractor for her own firm for many years in St. Augustine, has built and remodeled in excess of a hundred homes. She was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board in the City of St. Augustine Beach and was then elected as a Commissioner on first run winning the primary with over 50% of the votes. She has volunteered and worked for numerous charitable organizations and has attended numerous courses and seminars post college. She cared for her grandparents, her mother-in-law and now her parents. She resides in Melrose with her beloved husband of 13 years and her parents.