A long time ago, my dad told me of a special recipe called Float that had been passed down from his grandma to his mom. I believe he drank it from a glass? She would only make this when my dad was sick to his stomach. He never knew what the ingredients were and he never asked. He just knew he loved the flavor.
Even today, if I ask him about it, you can see in his eyes he is back home with his sweet mom…..
I wish I would have know my grandparents but sadly, they died right before I was born. My dad was a young man in his late 20’s, married to my mom and they had my brother who was physically handicapped.
My grandma died of breast cancer and my dad and mom cared for her till her last day in her old bedroom of one of the family farm houses. My grandpa had passed away a month before from grieving, watching her suffer.
My dad was so devastated with the loss of his parents, that he wanted nothing to do with any material items from the farm houses, the barns, and he even gave back the farm truck he would drive around the farm with the keys in it.
Thus, I have no hand written recipes from my grandma.
I have a lot of beautiful cut glass that the family brought over from Germany and Scotland, and my grandma had given to my mom and the memories of the food that was loving prepared and served in them.
I have stories of the farm table being so full with food to feed them as they worked hard each day and overflowing for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I have the memories that have been passed down.
I do not know any ingredient for Float and whenever I have an upset stomach, I wish I knew what she had made for my dad.
If you have any ideas or recipes, please please please share! 🙂 Jen