"Digby, get your fingers out of that pie safe." It seems like just yesterday that I was a small child visiting my great grandmother and sneaking tastes of her pie. She made the best pies in the county and often took home the Blue Ribbon for her pies at the county fair. No one put our wild Maine blueberries to better use than Great Grandma Adams, when she made a blueberry pie.
When she passed on, she told the family members who wanted her pie safe to enter the county fair pie baking contest. The family member with the best showing could have the pie safe. Yes, Great Grandma had a keen sense of humor too. Auntie Alice came in second and she got the pie safe. She is actually on my Mom's side of the family, not my Dad's. As long as Auntie Alice promised to bake pies for all the family gatherings, no one on any side of the family cared.