My daughter recently told me that she liked it when her brother and sister-in-law visited our home because then I "cook like a Grannie." I felt complimented. I felt under no obligation to maintain that celebratory standard of hospitality in day to day ordinary life, but I do highly value the power of sweet hospitality, and this blog is a place that I will have fun sharing some of my hospitality successes. Guest accommodations can be purposeful, or incidental, accidental, expensive, or economical and none the less contribute to tone of welcome, comfort, love and joy. This is the goal of Grandma Mary Martha.
I think it is interesting, and somewhat inspiring and humorous, what I learned about hospitality in Jewish tradition :
"In the Torah it affirms that Abraham always kept all four sides of his tent open, for guests to easily enter."
'In Midash Tehillim it states, "On the day a guest arrives, a calf is slaughtered in his honor: the next day, a sheep, the third day, a fowl, on the fourth day, he is served just beans (23:3)'
Hahahahaha......... Girls you don't have to feel inadequate or guilty for not wanting your guests to stay forever, but may your home be welcoming for visitors in love or need.
Grandma Mary Martha wishes you happy, practical, fun, humble hostessing 💝
* Poem honoring hospitality at my grandparents' house:
90% of my memories of them were at their home, or church with them. There is POWER in grand parenting, and hospitality!!
Thank you for letting me share my thoughts💖