The Revival of Baking. Merle Powell

Merle Powell helped students develop baking and home economic skills. She engaged students in the mastery of managing a household from owning a home to raising a family. Baking and making meals is at the heart of her upbringing. Through the years she watched the values of baking dismantled because of demands being made on families. But Merle sees a comeback happening in the art of baking. Seniors are our history.


  1. Rebecca Hover on 12/14/2020 at 9:11 PM

    Jerry and I are sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Mike, you and entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs

    • Catherine on 12/19/2020 at 3:33 AM

      Becky and Jerry thank you so much for listening and for the message regarding the loss of my mother-in-law. Both Mike and I appreciate your prayers. Catherine.

  2. Dianne & Stan TTarasek on 12/15/2020 at 3:59 PM

    A very heart-warming podcast.

    • Catherine on 12/19/2020 at 3:35 AM

      Dianne and Stan, thank you so much for listening. I appreciate it. I thought it was appropriate to have a guest on who is from the same generation as my mother-in-law, especially one who likes to cook. Thanks again! Catherine

  3. Lorraine Gurney on 12/16/2020 at 12:35 PM

    Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for sharing this… I would love to see some of those recipes! Pie crust… cranberry cookies… o wow! Sorry that the pandemic took this wonderful lady too soon. ūüôĀ Lorraine

    • Catherine on 12/19/2020 at 3:37 AM

      Thank you Lorraine for your kind words. I will send you the recipes. Thank you for so much for listening.

  4. Karen Novak-Cericola on 12/18/2020 at 5:13 PM

    This is my first PI that I’ve listened to. Merle is a delight! I so enjoyed her story. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Catherine on 12/19/2020 at 3:39 AM

      Karen, thank you so much for listening to the show. I know you will enjoy the many positive imprints whom have shared their stories. I thought Merle would be appropriate to feature as she is from the same generation as my mother-in-law. Thank you again for listening.

  5. Stacy Light on 12/24/2020 at 10:25 PM

    That was so interesting. She is a lovely woman and really enjoyed hearing her story

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