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She got on to me big time after Sis left that day. My goodness that was not near as bad as some of the stuff I could have joined the conversations with. There were the, "did you see Leila slip up to Eds house while Leonard took the corn to the barn?" and "that youngest boy looks just like Ed", comments. I at least never let that kinda stuff slip. Probably, because it had not been meant for me to hear in the first place. I gathered more than anything we grew or put up for winter.. I gathered knowledge of human behavior.
Sunday dinner during late summer gardening season was wonderful.
Creamed White Corn
Peas and Cornbread
We had to sweeten our tea because Daddy wanted it unsweet. Amazing to me as frugile as Grandmother was; everyone know how much more sugar it takes to sweeten iced tea. What the men wanted was always one of her priorities. She tried to please them to get them to do some work. Not that it ever made a difference.
In late summer the tomatos seemed to taste better. It was probably, because we knew they would soon be gone. Combinations of foods was something Grandmother taught me. When there was only one or two dishes putting the right stuff together was impotant.The way to fix potatoes to go with certain things. Fried Potatoes are better with peas. Mashing peas and sourkraut together with cornbread is the tastiest thing ever. A bite of fried potatoes with a bite of kraut, is yummy. One of her greatest eat together things was greenbeans and onion. She always said, I hardly eat an onion unless it's with greenbeans."