How ambitious am I? Ambitious enough to actually try to make/test each of my aunt's hand written recipes before publishing them to the family, or just scanning them and letting people figure it out? Some recipes show up multiple times, I need to see how consistent they are, etc. First step, look through them without wanting to just lay down and go to sleep for a year.
Doing something tangible seems like a good way to deal with my grief over losing my aunt, not remembering my grandmother. I can't do it all by myself though, I hope once this gets going my mom's cousins and their kids will want to take up a recipe or two (or 10!) and report back on their experience with it.