Thursday, January 29, 2009
My grandmother is 90, but has never acted a day over 30! This past year there have been many times when her aging body has let her down, and those times are more frequent now and the "rebounding" is not as long. This week I have spent a lot of time with her in the hospital. She is not doing very well, and seems to be so restless. While she sleeps many hours of the day, and is too tired to speak to me, we are communicating in a very unique way. When I announce that I am in the room, she will blink and look my way. As I rub her back, stroke her hair and kiss her forehead, she smiles. Each time I lay my hand on her, I thank my God for her life and pray that she is not in pain.
Wanted to share a few pictures of my beautiful grandmother. Did I mention that she has no wrinkles on her face for 90?? Wow...gotta stay outta that sun! What an amazing legacy she is to all of us!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Here is a good ol' southern recipe for cake balls, but I think that sounds gross, so I call them "snowballs". YUM!!!
I got this recipe from blogger Kelly, and her pictures were so good, that I used those too!
You can use any kind of cake and icing, but the red velvet are my favorite (Carla).
When it's still warm - crumble it up in a bowl and mix in a can of frosting (I used cream cheese with the red velvet!)IMPORTANT STEP: Refrigerate the cake and frosting for about an hour before you start to make the balls.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Our grandmother's and mother's silver includes true "teaspoons". They have longer handles to reach the bottom of those tall glasses of tea.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Aunt Meg (my younger sister) was told to dress like the actual Fancy Nancy... I think that she is a pretty close match. Such a trooper! Piper Ann is to the left, and my daughter, Campbell, on the right.
I loved the tu-tu!
Campbell was so ready to get the party started!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Therefor, I pledge to to come up with twenty (or so) things that I love about being a southerner each week and to post them for you to enjoy. Maybe a few of these will remind you of how great it is to be in the SOUTH!
2. Lazy Susan's on your grandmothers table
3. Farmer's Markets in the Fall and Spring
4. Before meals, always asking who would like to say "Grace"
6. French Doors
7. Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Cream sandwiches
9. Waving to people whether you know them or not.
10. White Linen (not before Easter or after Labor Day)
12. Coca-Cola in the glass bottle
13. Casserole compassion for the bereaved
14. Men who will wear seersucker suits
15. Deviled Eggs served on fancy plates
16. Anyone who greets you with "Mornin' Ya'll"
17. Gravy Boats at the table
19. Handwritten Thank-You notes
20. Framed copy of your momma's spattered recipe.