All through my mother's lifetime
she made the best slaw.
Can remember her holding a head or 1/2 of cabbage
always using a hand grader.
I could never quite master doing this,
even if I cut a smaller wedge of cabbage
could not hold it correctly.
My grader in image
I have had for many years.
is perfect for me in so many ways
and use many times a week.
Also several small tools I use for grading.
Main difference between my mother's slaw and mine
is my addition of small amount of red cabbage and green peppers.
This morning as I was making this slaw my mother came so vividly to my mind and
realized that she will be gone 15 years in a few days.
She passed away at 82 a few days before her 83rd birthday.