For years I’ve struggled with cookbooks that won’t stay open while I’m cooking. I’m always looking for something to keep the book open. At the same time, this Petoskey stone has been with us through five moves. Finally it occurred to me that I could give the stone a purpose, and at the same time have a go-to paperweight for my cookbooks. Sure, I could get a cookbook stand. But this stone just feels better. Solid. Real. A connection to home.