I always loved my mother's vegetable beef soup and enjoy making it myself. The only change I've had to make is to use beef shank or stew meat in place of the soup bone that she always used. It still tastes the same!! Mom passed away in 2006. My niece and her husband recently had a baby girl that they named after Mom. I made a pot of this soup to take to them and printed out a copy of the recipe for them. I'm posting it here so as not to lose it and for anyone who would enjoy a hearty, filling soup.