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Memories in "Papaw Hammer's" House Recipe

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Brittany J. Bundy
Added: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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Macaroni-bead necklaces, and a riding chair

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Although I was very young while visiting, the memories I cherish the most about visiting Papaw "Hammer's" house (we couldn't say Elmer when we were little!) was that he always kept the necklaces my sisters and I made him.

That year for Christmas, Santa had brought me a kit with lots of strings and beads to make necklaces with. I must have made Papaw and Mamaw dozens! In fact, we made so many that I ran out of string and begged mom and dad for something else to string my beads on . . . We used shoe laces! Once the beads ran out I had only one option . . . macaroni!

I'd make a new necklace every time I visited and would always find the ones I had already made them lying around in baskets or on the bar. I was delighted because in my young little mind I knew he just loved them!

As he got older he needed a little help getting up from his chair now and then. I was too young to realize that part of it all. All I knew was that Papaw had a chair I could ride in! I would sit in it and use the controller to make it tilt up until I could slide onto the floor. Daddy didn't let me use it a lot, though. It was Papaw Hammer's, and I wasn't supposed to play with his things!

Even though Papaw and Mamaw had dozens of grand, great grand, and great great grandchildren to divide their time amongst, I always felt special while I was there. I'll never forget making macaroni necklaces and sneaking rides in that chair while dad tried to scold me and Papaw chuckled!

 

 

 

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