Very good Geoff.
HA! 100% Italian... my mother was about worst the cook I've ever known, absolutely terrible!
My mom was a great cook and loved to bake, we always had pie, cake, cookies and those incredible cinnamon rolls, all from scratch.
I still remember the first time she baked rhubarb pies, I seriously thought I was in pie heaven!
None of us can match those cinnamon rolls though, they were so good. She had 12 of us kids so she HAD to cook a lot.
She passed away at age 97.
@david-vandermeer Lucky you on all fronts... 97 is not too shabby. The other day, I read that Chuck Norris's mother is still alive at 102. Amazing!