This photo is provided by Ron and Fran Gordon of Modesto, whose cookie exchange is inspired by Fran's mother. "Each holiday season, she would bake on her own many different cookies that she would share with all of her family and friends," write the Gordons. "This began back in the early '60s. When she passed away from cancer in 1995, we, her children, decided to continue the tradition and include our children as well." Known to the grandchildren as "Baba," Fran's mother emigrated from the island of Korcula in Croatia, her birthplace.
This photo is provided by Ron and Fran Gordon of Modesto, whose cookie exchange is inspired by Fran's mother. "Each holiday season, she would bake on her own many different cookies that she would share with all of her family and friends," write the Gordons. "This began back in the early '60s. When she passed away from cancer in 1995, we, her children, decided to continue the tradition and include our children as well." Known to the grandchildren as "Baba," Fran's mother emigrated from the island of Korcula in Croatia, her birthplace. handout
This photo is provided by Ron and Fran Gordon of Modesto, whose cookie exchange is inspired by Fran's mother. "Each holiday season, she would bake on her own many different cookies that she would share with all of her family and friends," write the Gordons. "This began back in the early '60s. When she passed away from cancer in 1995, we, her children, decided to continue the tradition and include our children as well." Known to the grandchildren as "Baba," Fran's mother emigrated from the island of Korcula in Croatia, her birthplace. handout

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