Monday, May 21, 2012

Gifts from God

Today as I have been checking on my big beautiful plum trees that are close to being ready for jam, I think about my Mamaw Lollie, that taught me how to make jams and jellies. We would spend lots of time together in her kitchen and the love that she gave in teaching me, is such a warm and comforting presence, when I make jam. She was a gift from God. I'm also very thankful at this time, every year, for my home. I also wish my Mamaw Annie could see it and these plum trees. She would want a jelly cake for sure! I got a phone call  from a friend and he said there was a phone number on a sign out front of this place. He had no idea the details. Little did I know what an amazing Gift was about to come my way...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Things to Expect

This is my first post about "Me & Mamaw". Right off...I know that grammar rules state that it should be Mamaw and I. I'm from the South and we talk a bit different down here, but mostly it's from saying all my life when asked "who made this?" there was only one correct way to answer..."Me & Mamaw!" And it was said with great pride and enjoyment cause everybody knew I was the favorite and I took every little chance to prove it. Was I spoiled? Absolutely.