Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Today I will be cooking for Thanksgiving Dinner.

I will use my great-grandmother's cornbread recipe to use in my grandmother's dressing recipe. The pecan pie recipe came from Grandmother's hometown newspaper, and it will include Benton County sorghum that I still have from Grandmother.

And, believe it or not, I have pecans from Grandmother's deep freezer, labeled with a piece of masking tape. "Pecans '95." She bought them, no doubt, from someone local and put them in her freezer ten years ago. They are still delicious.

Tomorrow I imagine we will sing "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow" as we stand around the table before eating. Just as we always did at Grandmother's house.

Today I praise God for my Grandmother, Mildred Evans Christmas, who left us 2 years and ten months and one week ago. She was a blessing. And she is still feeding us today.

And will for all our lives.


amylson said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Sheila!
Nice memories of Grandmother.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the time with the rest of the clan. And, eat a piece of dressing for me.

Anne-Geri' said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Christmas. What a beautiful picture you painted of your family around the table; may we all be so truly blessed.

She must have been quite a person, your dear grandmother.

MiRiAm said...

I can't wait to meet your grandmother, (((Sheila)))!