There would be days like this. I thought about that when I read Mel’s blog. Seems like both the Mel’s I follow got hit with bad days. ‘Honey I’m home’ is a city girl and ‘UpNorth with Mel’ is a country girl. I have noticed there are a bunch of tough folks from Wisconsin so it is for sure, you guys will bounce back.
My mama was known for her cooking, we entertained many visiting preachers and evangelists in my childhood. Up until the 1970’s they all stayed at our house while ministering at Dad’s church. Mama cooked for them, it was expected, and I never once in my life heard her complain. At times the children would give up their beds for visitors, no one got upset, that was the way it was. Most times there was only one bathroom.
Mama never gossiped about folks, and was known for saying something nice about everyone. I mentioned it before, once my dad was upset at something another pastor had said. Mama, as always, knew how to soothe dad’s nerves. She mentioned that the preacher was a good man but was under a lot of pressure where he was. Dad said, “Grace, you could find something good to say about the devil!”
Mama said, “Frank, he does work hard.” They both burst out laughing. All was well, mama could do it.
Like most folk, they had it tough at times. food was scarce during the war, with the rationing. Mama had a knack of ‘making do’. We never went hungry, she could make gravy and biscuits without milk. She could substitute naturally. Somehow she knew what would work just as well in a recipe.
After my birth mama never worked in the mill anymore. Evidently I was a handful?(or it was Shirl finally go to her!) Most women and mothers have NEVER received the accolades and praise they deserved.
Mama could even make wash day look like fun. Even back when clothes were boiled in the black pot. But when she got that wringer machine, and two tin tubs, wow. did it look like fun watching the clothes go thru the wringers. I loved the tub with bluing in it. I always thought the clothes would come out blue.
I hold women in the highest esteem. Not many of us men could stand up under the pressure of crying babies, cleaning & washing diapers, cooking three meals a day, cleaning house and it seems a hundred other things.
HOME MAKERS (Mama’s, wives and lovers) are the best! (of course we all know, I got the goodest one)
Thanks for coming by the log,
Voting: My sister Kat went down the ballot, regardless of party, she voted for any woman running. Her rationale was, men have gotten us into this mess, only a woman can get us out. (Kat was a very smart person!)
1972 Ford long bed p/u. These dudes are still work horses.