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M - Elbert & Elizabeth Sullivan (Paw Paw Billy's Parents) Recipe

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Granny & Papa Sullivan (Paw Paw Billy's Parents)

 

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Papa & Granny Sullivan married when they were 17 & 14. Papa was born in Blairsville, GA, Union County up in the mountains. His family started moving to Calhoun in the winter in a wagon pulled by a mule and got as far as Blue Ridge and had to go back because the snow was so deep. They waited till Spring to make the trip. They had sold their farm and wanted to come here to farm.

Papa & Granny got married at The Daffodil Farm - back then it was Preacher Bray's house. They moved to Papa Hollaran farm and sharecropped. For every 3 bails of hay he made, Papa Hollaran got 1 bail.

Papa Sullivan was headed back from work with the mules one day and met a neighbor. His neighbor asked if he knew his house was on fire. Granny Sullivan had been canning and was almost finished when the wood shingles caught on fire. All that was left was the chimney and old walnut tree. At the time Charles & Billy were their only children. After the house was rebuilt and 3 sons later, after farming and sharecropping for years, they finally bought the old home place in 1959 paying $2,000 for house & 6 acres. Daddy (Billy) bought 3 acres across the road from Papa & Granny and he sold it to James later (his brother).

Papa & his boys worked hard in the field. After working hard, tired and give out they looked up and saw Granny bringing them homemade ice cream she had made in the syrup bucket by stirring with her hand, she didn't have a ice cream freezer like we do now. Imagine how good that tasted after being so tired and hot.

Granny has always been a great cook. No matter what time of day you dropped by Granny's she always pulled food out of her oven, always had left over biscuits from breakfast that were a favorite hot or left over and of course we can't forget her pies. Come to think of it everything Granny cooked was a favorite. I wish we had of written down more of her recipes. A little of this and a little of that is how she cooked not really having a recipe and some how it always came out perfect.

Brian bought me a sewing machine because I wanted to learn how to sew. I carried it to Granny's and she taught me how to make baby quilts. I made several and used them with our 4 boys, nieces and nephews and now we use them with our grandchildren. They are very special to me because Granny took the time with me, her granddaughter, to pass her love down to generations. In case you can't tell, I had the best Papa & Granny in the whole wide world!

 

 

 

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