Monday, May 25, 2009
Well it's another Monday, and oh boy has it ever been a Monday! A very sweet man in our church passed away yesterday morning from a brain aneurysm, he was only 66 yrs old. He will be very missed, for he was one of the sweetest men I have ever met. He was in my wedding, he served food at our local rescue mission, he was on the board of trustees at our church, he and his sweet wife ran our local curb market, which is a very old farmers market here where we live, he also did many other things within our church, and community.
I was thinking today, when someone dies in our family or church community, we always gather together and bring them the same food every time. Fried chicken, cherry pies, rolls, tater salad, pasta salad, a big ole baked ham, and sweet tea. Now that has to be the most southern thing I have ever seen. And it did not occur to me, until we were bringing the food to the family at their home today. And we always say things like love your heart, bless your heart, and hug and squeeze them until their eyes bug out. But I am proud to be southern, I was am as southern as they some born and raised. I love the fact that we do that, and that I probably say bless it's heart 50 times a day.
I love the little old ladies at our church, God love em. When there is a funeral at our church, they all gather together like little hen's and prepare the best food you have ever tasted. And they make sure everything is just right for the family. Now sometimes when you get that many women together in one kitchen, at one time, it can get ugly, but I have learned to just laugh it off., and go with the flow, because one day, I will be just like them. I imagine I will be just like weazer off of Steel Magnolia's when I get to that age, and I will be darn proud of it!
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- I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.