I have a situation set up where one of my characters (18-year-old-girl) wants to learn things from an older (80-plus, but still hale and hearty) woman. I'd like her to learn things that aren't totally old-lady-cliches. Like, not a chocolate chip cookie recipe. But also things that aren't totally extreme and unbelievable. Like, not how to sky dive or build a nuclear bomb. Can you guys suggest any skills that could be transmitted in a reasonably short period of time (4 weeks, roughly, and it would be great if multiple skills were imparted) that would fit this scenario? They can be a little non-traditional (like, making a perfect martini) but shouldn't be completely over the line (not how to whip your lover just right to make him scream). Ideas? ETA: The older woman is a comfortable but not wealthy Canadian and she's spending the summer at a lakeside cottage in Ontario. She's just a new character so I haven't got a lot of characterization in place for her yet - whatever's needed to go with the lessons should work. But she isn't a spy or anything too glamorous - one of the themes of the book is the importance of finding wonder in everyday things.