Miss E has learned an important lesson this summer while joining the ranks of Lutheran basement ladies.
You see Lutheran ladies serve pie…
in the small town basement…of a church or community auditorium to raise money for their local church programs. Specifically, for Sundahl Lutheran, in Aneta, North Dakota, the ladies raise money for their women’s group.
The deal is if you bake pie and bring it, you don’t have to work at the pie stand. The church serving groups have different times to work. This year my mom recruited my sister, Miss E and me to work alongside of her in the basement of the Aneta, North Dakota auditorium. Plus Grandma Nola visited when she brought her pies.
Miss E learned from me to seek out the pies that have Grandma Nola’s writing on them.
My mom showed her how to cut them and serve the Lutheran ladies’s pies.
The pie stand opened for business and I had to take money. Miss E took ahold of the camera to capture
me in my money taking chair and
my mom with her best Lutheran lady pie serving smile.
By the finger pointing Miss E was doing and strong instructions she gave, I think she is well on her way to being able to take the Lutheran ladies pie baking and serving torch someday to carry on this small town tradition.
What’s a favorite tradition you remember and love from your childhood?
(And do you serve pie like the Lutheran ladies in your town?)