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.