Pecans specifically. Sherry has a cousin (Chief Ralph Hawes) who has access to pecans in South Georgia. Every year we buy some ‘cracked’ nuts. This year we bought 100 lbs and our friends Don and Evelyn bought 20lbs+/- some.
(some of the bags on the couch with Mary Ann’s Afghan in the back ground)
Sherry enjoys picking them out and bagging them(I help some). This is the results of 80lbs, 27 Quart bags of 4 cups each.
After checking into this park and getting our site, Sherry took a couple bags back inside to the ladies who work behind the desk and announced, ‘this is not a bribe, since we have our site already’, they were happy.
Now Sherry is making candies using some of the nuts, along with pretzels and Rolo candies.
(The finished product, they are good!)
We eat pecans all year and they also make good Christmas gifts.
We laugh remembering an incident concerning the word pecan. Of course we Southerners pronounce words a LITTLE different, and then some Southerners pronounce words a LITTLE MORE different than other southerners (I know that makes sense.)
My favorite Blizzard at the Dairy Queen is ‘Tropical’, my girl’s favorite is the ‘Pecan Cluster.
In South Georgia she once ordered one.
“… and I will have a small Pe-caan’ cluster Blizzard.”
With a puzzled look he asked, “Do you mean a PEEE’ CAN cluster Blizzard?” yep, that is what she ordered EXACTLY!
Once in the car we did smile a bit. You see we were both raised with ‘Pee cans or chambers’ for middle of the night use.
Now I hope you have a wonderful Nutty day!
Most of us folk talk normal, “it’s ‘em furiegners that mess the English language up!”
Very few folk have that radio voice with NO accent. Me? I love the accents we hear as we travel. I am especially partial to the North East.
Of course I love the English (UK) and Irish accents.