A woman’s gravestone goes viral for its unique engraving: her fudge recipe.
Kathryn Andrews and her husband Wade are buried at Logan Cemetery in Logan, Utah.
Like typical tombstones, theirs have their names, dates of birth and death. However, it also includes images to portray Wade on the side – including a bomber to represent his military service and a graduate cap to represent his career as a teacher – and Kathryn’s signature fudge recipe on the back.
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According to Salt Lake City’s KSTU, Wade died first, in 2000. At the time, Kathryn – who came through Kay – helped their five children choose the pictures that would represent Wade. The children also encouraged Kay to choose something to represent himself.
That’s when she decided she wanted her fudge recipe displayed.
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From the gravestone photos, the recipe says to melt two squares of chocolate and two tablespoons of butter over low heat. Then a cup of milk should be mixed and the mixture brought to a boil before adding three cups of sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt.
The instructions then say: “Pour onto a marble slab, cool and beat and eat.”
Underneath the recipe, the gravestone also says, “Everywhere she goes there is laughter.”
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Kay and Wade – who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – met at a religious event in New York City, according to KSTU.
They went on a date the night before Wade left for Europe to continue his military service during World War II.
They wrote letters during the war and when his service was over he returned to Utah to propose. Eighteen days later, on December 18, 1944, they married, KSTU reported.
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Kay passed away in 2019 at the age of 97. But, according to the station, she knew before she died that her fudge recipe on her gravestone made people smile.
According to KSTU, the recipe was actually originally engraved with a typo – listing a tablespoon of vanilla, rather than a teaspoon. However, the gravestone has since been corrected, the station reported.
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According to KSTU, Kay was well known for bringing her fudge to social events and keeping candy in her purse for kids who might need some encouragement.
“She really liked people,” Kay’s daughter Janice Johson told KSTU. “She wrote poetry, and she took fudge every time people got together.”