Monday, March 31, 2014
Taking Susie home, a chance to show off the latest son, Mark David
Mark David Darnell a few months later.
Livermush, a staple of the Piedmont of North Carolina. It cannot be found elsewhere. Mom and Dad were out to visit us before Mark’s Birth and I mentioned we could not buy livermush out here, my mama took things in hand. Made a list, Liver,hogs head and cornmeal and assorted herbs and spices. Mama made a dishpan full of NC livermush. Yeah, I know some of you don’t like liver but the taste is a long way from liver.
It is good fried for breakfast and on livermush/mustard sandwiches. Well while mama was taking care of that huge task dad was noticing a lot of farm wagons, I heard him say I sure would like to have a couple of those for my walkway back home. They sure bring back memories of my childhood.
Now after Mark’s birth, when Susie was ready to return home we packed up. I had a one wheel trailer and loaded two wagon wheels in it that I had bought for dad. We headed to North Carolina.
In the mountains of Tennessee we ran into snow. It got pretty bad and we were starting to slide a little, so I stopped and put chains on the Rambler. We kept on going. The storm got so bad we pulled into a motel. UNFORTUNATELY it appeared to be one that rented by the hour.
They had old wool army blankets and electric heaters only. Sherry and I were worried about her mom and the boys we were all in one room and kept close to keep warm. What a night.
The next morning we had about 6-8” of snow,we were getting ready to leave and I saw a rooster on his last leg it looked like jumping up and coming down with his wings out trying to maneuver thru the snow. I caught him and put him in the motel room. I left a note for the cleaner to let him out.
Honestly I still am not sure if they even cleaned the rooms, so if a couple later that day rented for an hour, they were in for a BIG SURPRISE!
The rest of the trip was good, and we were able to show off Sherry’s latest creation. WE were proud of both our boys.
One other thing, we had to drive by my brothers place of business, so I pulled in to say hello and show Mark off. Unknown to me My sister in law had looked out as we pulled in loaded down, and said to everyone working, “Watch for thieves, looks like a bunch of gypsies just pulled in!”
Thanks for stopping by the log.
I am sure many times and as we have traveled, we have looked a little ragged around the edges. LOL
1932 REO Royale