Duramax Lifetime Supporter
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Maurice, LA
I can still remember the tomatoes my grandparents on my dad's side grew. They lived way out in the timber in KY with no running water. They rarely went to the grocery store for anything. They always had a huge garden.
My grandmother would put the tomatoes into boiling water then cold water and peel and slice them. She had them I think for all 3 meals as I recall. She would also fry green tomatoes.
They had 2 big chest freezers in the kitchen. They grew their own chickens and they ended up in the freezer. She had a back porch or room off of the kitchen where the water well was at. Shelves in the room were full of canned things. My grandfather would drop the bucket into the well and pull the water up and it was icy cold. There was always a bucket of water in the kitchen with a block of ice in it.
I was down there about 15 years ago walking around with an uncle and we came across wild plums. He said my grandmother would pick those to make jam out of. Oh man she would make these fried apple pies in a big iron frying pan. She would fry corn in a pan and I don't know what all she put into it but OMG was it ever good.
My grandfather would tell stories and we'd sit and listen to him. Pretty soon he'd get up and leave and wouldn't come back until later in the day. I suppose out walking around the timber. He always wore these gum rubber boots. I don't think I ever seen the man in a pair of dress shoes until the day he died at the funeral home. He'd also sit and watch the "Lone Ranger" on TV too.
My grandmother would quilt for hours hand sewing them. We still have few but most of what she had was lost in a house fire.
I think the Vast Majority of us remember the "Old Folks" in our young lives, when we were too foolish (at least I was) to pay better attention.
Their stories, their lives, their ways and the things and all they taught us!
I think Id give all I own and the rest of the days I have left on Earth, for just a single day with them all. And I swear Id be getting the better of that bargain!
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