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Mable T. ‘Jelly Queen’ Gill is 97 years young and still going strong
Mable Gill
Mable T. Gill
Can you imagine churning butter every day of the week except Sunday -- standing and gripping the wooden dasher to blend organic cow’s milk to form golden butter? Can you envision using homegrown berries and vegetables -- from sweet plums and cherries to crisp green beans -- to create culinary masterpieces or canned foods to sustain a family? These skills gave Mable T. Gill a sense of patience, an eye for readiness, and an ability to handle major responsibilities in her mother’s kitchen while her mother worked the fields.