Years ago, my mom left me her cousin's old Betty Crocker cookbook. She had a Betty Crocker too, so she didn't need a second one. They are both long gone. During the pandemic my household has been making a lot more by hand. I got out Pearl's / my mom's cookbook. She always used a Sunbeam mixer. I didn't have a stand mixer so decided to order one. Choosing between those cheapie mixers made you-know-where, vs. the Kitchen-Aid models that are made in Ohio (I think), but are too big and heavy and expensive for me, I went with nostalgia and bought a Sunbeam (which MIGHT be made in US or possible S. America but not you-know-where. I forgot to look at the label and websites are confusing.) It's remarkably similar to my mom's - more plastic than hers, but the function is all the same. Even the heavy glass bowls. So I got out her cookbook and made some gingersnaps. They came out great. I remember her using her mixer, me sitting in the kitchen and trying not to be a pest. Lots of nostalgia there. Even the sound was the same. She declined when I was young, and I was working or in the Army and far away, so there wasn't much time together after that. Sometimes she sent me cookies. This was a nice memory. I was disappointed it didn't come with a cookbook, so ordered an old one from the 60s on the internet. That would be the one she used sometimes.