Saturday, April 26, 2014

White Bowl

No one ever left my Grandmother Sadie Stafford Dugan’s home, hungry—or at least I didn’t. With a house full of mouths to feed every Sunday after church, there was lots of cooking going on.

Three foods I associate with my grandmother’s cooking: pan of dressing, boiled oatmeal (never instant) and green beans from the garden. Can green beans melt in your mouth? Grandma’s did.
Grandma Sadie raised eight children with my grandfather Frank. She had a lot of practice cooking and not with modern food or conveniences.

The bottom Grandma's bowl is beautiful, too.

This is my mother's family of origin.  Little Grandma Sadie is in the middle of the photo. My mother's (Joyce) head is between her parents.
Grandma Sadie and I during the time we lived with my grandparents. Dog in background, photo bombing, name unknown.
A white bowl, green beans and a precious grandma. Enough said.



JoJo said...

I bet that bowl was full more than it was empty!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Teresa .. nostalgic china - I have one or two bits ... but I guess if I'd children I'd have probably kept more ..

The bottom of the bowl is exquisite isn't it .. and the thought of a large bowl of oatmeal on a cold morning .. then fresh beans ... I'm not sure what you mean by a pan of dressing ... ?! But then I'm English ..

Cheers Hilary

Robin said...

Isn't it funny how a much-loved, well-used object like a bowl can snap a memory crisply into your mind?

Pat Hatt said...

Green beans you say? Ewww I'll go the other way lol

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm glad you now have your grandmother's bowl.

Tami Von Zalez said...

A white bowl - gorgeous in its simplicity.

Must say I have really been enjoying your A to Z posts. I've been following right along.

Arlee Bird said...

Green beans that melt in your mouth? Sublime! I know what you're talking about. My mother used to fix them the same way and they are the best.

That white bowl is classic. A real beauty in simple design.

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Comley Charlotte said...

Thank you for sharing those precious memories. Nice to meet and follow through atoz

Susan Kane said...

Memories are as precious or more so than any bowl. Altho the bowl is amazing. Such a warm recollection.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Beautiful bowl filled with memories. Are you wearing a crown in that picture?

Regarding my blog/commenting. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble. The switch has had a few glitches.