This is a story of tomatoes, I love ‘em!
I cannot remember when I did not love tomato sandwiches. Around here the old timers always called for Duke’s Mayonnaise. I never associated Duke with anything growing up, it was just a name. It was a title in Old England, I assume it still is. But in North Carolina Duke does mean a lot, I grew to learn.
You all know Duke University. The Dukes were Big here. There is Duke Power (Duke Energy). So we also have Duke’s Mayo. I love the taste.
Back to the fresh Garden tomato. I am sure there have been names for tomatoes all my life, but I did not know it. The Big Boy and Better Boy is all that I can think of off my head. You growing folk can know many more. All I know is my mama grew tomatoes that one thick slice covered the loaf bread. I eat the sandwich with ham and/or cheese sometimes, but nothing is as good as just the tomato.
The tomato also goes with about every thing. I love tomato with Eggs at breakfast.(seldom have eggs, but I love them). Tomato soup, tomato with steak, tomato in a salad or just eat a tomato with salt sprinkle on it and the juice get in my beard.
Tomato is summer. This Summer Evelyn (& Don) and Shirl have given us some great tomatoes, but summer is ending. Shirl also add the Cherry tomatoes (As a kid I called cherry tomatoes: “Tommy-toes)
Tomatoes look the same growing, but they are not the same. If you know tomatoes, it is hard to settle for the ones commercially grown. The hybrids have their place. they are bred to handle rough treatment with out bruising, but in doing so have lost the flavor (like chewing Gum on the Bed Post over night, we no longer have bed posts, I don’t know where Sherry puts her chewing gum now!). Eating the store bought ones is sorta like chewing cardboard.
(I want my tomatoes!!!)
Anyway we will miss those delicious Tomatoes. To some folk, summer is baseball, to me it is TOMATOES!
Thanks for coming by the log
PS: Medical terms as I see them:
Impotent......................... Distinguished, well known
Labour Pain.................... Getting hurt at work
Medical Staff.................. A Doctor's cane
Morbid........................... A higher offer
The Mercedes (SCL600 From Sherry, William’s daughter)
No steering wheel or pedals, just a joy stick. Scary huh? Your 6 yr old grandson can borrow your car AND drive it better than you!.