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By Olivia Harrison

The KitchenAid stand mixer has been a staple of countertops all over the country for almost a century. For many, this American-made appliance is not only admired for its beautiful design and practical function, it is also rich in emotional history. In this piece, Olivia Harrison delves into the history of the KitchenAid brand and her own personal connection to this iconic piece of kitchen equipment.

[caption id="attachment_35524" align="aligncenter" width="450"]IMG_9145 Memaw's KitchenAid in all its Harvest Gold glory[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_35527" align="aligncenter" width="433"]IMG_1897 Myra Sue Cain Harrison (Memaw) in 1945[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_35525" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Me and Mama (1995) Me and Mama (1995)[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_35526" align="aligncenter" width="469"]Me and Mama (2015) Me and Mama (2015)[/caption]