This hit home and immediately made me think of my paternal grandmother (who had 8 kids!) and made the most amazing Chinese scallion pancakes when she lived with my family for a few years during my childhood. I watched her make it multiple times as a child, but didn't pay enough attention to the proportions so I can't recreate them myself. No one has made them as good as hers were in the 30 years since she returned to China. Thank you for prompting that memory with this beautiful essay about you and your grandmother!