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.
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 insulin. He 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.(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,
. 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 )
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