Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mama was at home

I consider myself fortunate, my mama was a stay at home mama. I had a full breakfast every morning, dinner when it wasn’t school and supper every night.

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Mama was a joy to watch. Our eating table was in the kitchen and many days I sat at the table an talked to mama as she broke and strung beans. Cleaned a chicken or make a meat loaf. She threw together(her words) some chicken dressing.

In the middle of the meal prep she might starch some clothes and get ready to iron. She knew how to entertain, cook and clean house. I always thought my mama knew everything. I watched as she made tea. Sweet tea for us and some for dad that was sweet some way, but not with sugar.


Mama said dad had ‘sugar’ (meaning sugar diabetes), and she made sure she took care of him to keep him from having to take shots of insulinHe never did require shots.

My mama never had‘sugar’ but her mama (Granny Loyd) did, and gave herself shots.  I must have inherited my love for telling stories from mama, she didn’t seem to tire of me sitting and asking questions. At times she would just sit down and talk to me like I was somebody.


(I dearly loved to see mama ‘mess’ with a pie crust. trimming it and pinching it together.)

I cook some now, when Sherry lets me. Many times I think of mama, she could have potatoes boiling, be breaking beans,baking biscuits  and letting the tea ‘steep’. Nothing boiled over or got left behind. I CANNOT DO THAT. I lose track and forget something if I have too many pots on the stove.


Mama could answer the many phone calls that came to the parsonage and never miss a lick at what she had doing.


Sherry can fix several things at a time and I know most of you ladies do that (especially at Thanksgiving) YOU HAVE MY RESPECT.


If it was up to me we would probably eat Soup every meal.Winking smile(one pot).

Happy Thanksgiving week to you all. I read where Elizabeth and some of the rest of you are starting baking the pies and sweets early. You ladies are something else, more power to you.

From the World of Disney,

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Somebody said:

. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or

sleep all you want.  (I am not sure of the last part about sleep Surprised smile)



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Rose said...

Your mama reminds me of mine!

Happy Thanksgiving to my favorite couple.

I'm not on the computer as often as I used to be because my hands hurt so much from the Rheumatoid Arthritis.


betty said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sherry and Jack! Loved seeing the pictures of your mother, Jack, and hearing about her. A special lady she was; reminded me of Proverbs 31.

I hope the day is a great one in your neck of the woods!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you both ! We can't help but be thankful for lots of good food today ! You are blessed with lots of good memories of your mama. I can remember waking up to the smell of roasting turkey in the oven. Who knows how early my mom got up? Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day !

shirl72 said...

You are right Mama could do everything. I learned by watching. She didn't want me in the Kitchen I got in her way. She let me wash the dishes. I think I told this story. When I was washing a cup the handle broke off, I said I am so sorry. She picked up a cup and dropped it on the floor and it broke into pieces. She said "people matter not things". That was a lesson I will never forget.

Mevely317 said...

What an amazing woman!
Reading Shirl's story about the broken cup just gave me chill-bumps.

Thank you for sharing all these stories of those who helped mold you into the great guy you are today!


Your momma was a good lady. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Chatty Crone said...

Well I did not cook a thing today - lol - but I have always been a stay at home mom then grandma. But then there was just two of us - we ate at Cracker Barrel and it was so busy. I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Rick Watson said...

Your mama sounds a lot like mine :)
Hope you had a good Turkey Day.