“To ‘put by’ is an old deep-country way of saying to ‘save something you don’t have to use now, against the time when you’ll need it.’ “Putting food by is the antidote for running scared.”
-Janet Greene (Putting Food By)
Most of my canning jars I have were passed down to my by my grandmother’s, so every time I use them I think about all of the women in my family that canned before me. Most of them are the regular old canning jars, but I have a dozen and half of the wire bail jars that I use. They are quite lovely and every time I pull them out I feel a connection to the past.
Were any of the canning jars in your collection passed down to you from family members?