Before the great cookbook boom, ladies just had a school exercise book with recipes clipped out of the newspaper or fastidiously handwritten. Grandma Farmer (my mother-in-law) has an exercise book covered in flowery Contact (sticky backed paper), just like her mother had.
Last year, I photographed some pages from this treasured book, printed them on linen at Spoonflower and sewed tea towels. The real Grandma Farmer has her copy on the side of the fridge, held on by souvenir magnets. But I use mine to dry dishes!