Pies from Nowhere
You know how sometimes a thing you haven’t thought about for a time suddenly pops up in the path of your peripheral vision or even seems to leap into your hand? Yesterday that is what happened to me when Pies from Nowhere by Dee Romito, a book that I was given last year on MLK Day by a friend of many decades was right next to another book I was looking for a project.
I took it down from the shelf, and this morning sat down to re-read it. Pies from Nowhere tells the story of Georgia Gilmore and the important part her baking, cooking, and hospitality played during the bus boycotts in Montgomery, AL which began in late 1955.
Ms Gilmore provided sustenance, money, and a place to meet during that time. Her home became the “Club from Nowhere”…hence the title of the book. You can read more about her here.
Several weekend’s ago I took part in the Bakers Against Racisim bake sale, a world wide event.
I made 10 pies…
and set up a safe way for people to pick them up from my front entry way.
The total raised was $500 and all proceeds were donated to Camp Founder Girls, the first historically black summer camp for girls in America. That money will provide an opportunity for 2 girls to take part in a five-day summer overnight camp.
I know how much the outdoors meant to me, and still does, in my life, so my plan is to do another bake sale every two months and keep donating to Camp Founder Girls.
Here’s a link to Pies from Nowhere, too.
And here’s more information about Bakers Against Racism.