Meaghan Elizabeth Collins (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
What does it mean to be uprooted from a professional career of over twenty years? How does rootlessness coincide with the inevitability of ageing and how can the act of baking provide a sense of comfort to the transition of getting older? In this paper, I talk to my father who started baking muffins as a coping mechanism to retiring and the changes he has experienced in his older years. I discovered that baking provides stability in a time when he has felt uprooted from a lifelong routine.
Part of 03-15 Folklore and the Individual, Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm