Melissa Wass' Profile
When I was in elementary school, I won a book called Back to Basics during a Girl Scout magazine sale drive. It was the early eighties and the book, published by Readers Digest, was a kind of a crunchy environment simplicity kind of thing. It showed you how to build your own log cabin, vegetable garden, weave a basket, and much much more.
I loved that book and poured over it's pages. My father, a biology teacher and avid outdoorsman, noted my interest and encouraged it by taking my brothers and I on camping trips, where, among other things, I learned to start a fire with flint and steel. My paternal grandmother, a product of the World War 2 generation, taught me other skills from the book--canning and bread making. I learned to make pickles and discovered since old folk remedies in her country kitchen. Sitting at her kitchen table, I first took yarn in hand and crocheted a chain--the…
- Born on July 25
- Joined June 1, 2010