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My Memories Inside Mamaw's House Recipe

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Contributor:  
Sidney Bundy Porter
Added: Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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"On the farm my memories fall on a path through the fodder to 'Gina's house',"

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As the youngest granddaughter, my memories of inside Mamaw’s house and on the farm are all childhood memories. I had a hard time sharing a single story to include in this book, so I've settled on sharing the small ingredients that when combined will hopefully give you a taste of what I can remember.

My memories from inside Mamaw's house include sock doll scraps in a box under a bed, cat pillows on an old black sewing machine, Raggedy Ann, blue shag carpet in "Ashlie's room," a recorder in a basket by the door, white knotted bedspread, quilts with little red yarn ties, a lock of hair and used cigar in a drawer, two dollar bills, a picture tree, funny reading glasses, polyester fabric, a childproof lock on the basement door, political campaign buttons, an amazing braid of cream colored hair, a row of fragile figurines, swinging in a towel, the dinner bell, recycled wrapping paper, a red flag, measuring up to Mamaw, and peppermint sticks.

Of course my memories include certain tastes: grape Kool-Aid punch in a glass jar, corn on the cob, meatball, tomato macaroni, frozen blackberries, biscuits, and strawberry cake.

My earliest recipe: Peppermint sticks are supposed to be dry and crumbly. They should be kept in a special drawer, should be held behind back, should be broken in halves, and served in a very covert manner.

On the farm my memories fall on a path through the fodder to "Gina's house," walnuts in the loft, a cherry tree, the chicken coup, the garden gate, daffodils, blue tailed lizards on the front porch, a money tree, touch-me-nots, pulling plants for hours, red stripe on a pick-up truck, riding in the back to the Clay Co. cemetery, fish, Snowball the pony, herds of guineas, arrow heads, mysterious clues about my dad’s childhood in the drawers in a shed, a mouse in a box, soap on a bee sting, green metal chairs under a walnut tree in the front yard, the fallen bridge on the gravel road, and poke berry ink.

 

 

 

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