You know that nothing has moved me to blog again since last Spring, but I simply must emerge from my sabbatical to honor this woman!
Something made me think of Clara Cannucciari of Youtube’s popular Depression Cooking with Clara, which I covered often here. This kind of mind tweak happens to me often, and it nearly always ends with finding an obituary. I hate when that happens but I suppose in some small way, it might be a ‘gift’ as well. After all, if I didn’t get that mind tweak to look her up, I wouldn’t be informing you of her death.
Clara died on November 29, 2013–peacefully in her sleep as she wanted. Her books and DVDs sold everywhere in the world and Clara not only showed us how to cook on the cheap during hard times, but she did it with delightful humor. More importantly, she showed the Kossacks who simply regard “old people” as a “drain” on society that the Claras of this world are far more productive than they are while they jerkoff in their parents’ basement on their parents’ computers, text each other when standing in the same room and use a Smart Phone in place of a brain.
I am sorry to say that this is a piss-poor obituary for someone who brought so much wisdom and joy to so many since 2007.
Here is her obituary at the funeral home, where comments can be added, if you are moved to do so.
Here is Clara’s first cooking video, after which Clara caught on like wildfire and many young people learned how wrong they were about the elderly, came to love her like a grandmother, and learned to cook for themselves in the process!
Here is her last show and her Goodbye to her fans (bring tissues):
You can also review all the posts I wrote about clara by clicking here. (scroll down)
Finally, here is the Memorial video Clara’s grandson made to inform of her death and show us more of who this wonderful woman was. RIP Clara! Today, you remind me of how much I miss my brilliant, wise and hilariously funny role model: My Mother. I would have far more likely wanted to spend the afternoon with you, Clara, than with a senior-basher who is hanging around with a dumbed-down degree awaiting a call from a CEO to tap him to be Lord Of The Company.
Learn, Children. Learn !
Bring more tissues, “On my 100th birthday, I will cook a meal for all of you”…. DO NOT PASS OVER THIS VIDEO!:
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