My granddaddy and grandmother are my all time heros. I hope my grandsons have memories of me like I have of my grandparents.
Granddaddy had the funniest ideas of what was good for a kid. When I wanted a Hershey Bar 5 minutes before supper, he would give me one. When my mother and grandmother would point out the fact that I would now not eat a bite for supper, his answer would be, "Oh, my Lord! I was raised on Hershey bars!." It was the same way with Oreo cookies, and other wonderful treats. Never mind that he was born in 1900 and a lot of those snacks came out AFTER he was a boy.
They drank "lattes" before lattes were invented. Their steaming cups of Folger's coffee always had lots of Pet Milk and plenty of sugar. And, they "saucered" their coffee if it was too hot. (Back then, the little plates that came with coffee cups were deep enough to do this. If you don't know what it is, use the "Google".)
Granddaddy had bacon every morning that I can remember. When he cooked it there was grease EVERYWHERE.. Grandmother managed to cook it with out that drawback.
AND... he had to have a green onion with lunch and supper. My grandmother made sure that he always had them on hand.
EXCEPT... one Thanksgiving for some reason she forgot them. (It might have had something to do with the fact that she was cooking turkey and dressing and all the works for about 30 or 40 of us.)
Anyway, there was much ado about the missing onions, but he sat down and ate and we had a great time. I wondered at the time just how he could put so much value on having a green onion to eat with his turkey dinner.
Only now do I realize how we all like to have special little things like that.
How I wish I could have him and my grandmother back for this Thanksgiving! She wouldn't have to cook a thing. And, I would be sure to have plent of green onions for him.
Thank you, grandmother and granddaddy, for all the holidays you made so special and fun for us!!!
Praying today for:
The state of Oregon
The nation of Afghanistan
Remember, Nana loves you!!!