It has been almost 2 years since Jim’s death. I have survived so far, even managing laughter at times. This month was snowy, a prelude to a bad winter with a lot of ice and snow.
I have copied an excerpt from my Windows Blog the day before Thanksgiving, Nov 26, 2008.
“Yesterday as I was grocery shopping and choosing some celery my thoughts drifted back to when I was young. Many times in those silly little email quizzes we all get we are asked what our favorite smell is. I don’t like celery to eat raw but my favorite smell is the smell of celery and onions cooking in broth in preparation for stuffing. For some reason this always takes me back to being young and mom cooking in the kitchen. Even now as I prepare the broth for stuffing I have a feeling of contentment for just a minute. That feeling of contentment fades fast when I look at the pile of pots and pans I am accumulating.”
Oh, I know I have jumped from the present back into the past in my posts for this blog. And now I am going back in time even more.
I grew up with 7 siblings in a poor family. When I think back to that time when I was a small child I can’t for the life of me figure out how my mom managed. Daddy tried, but at that time there wasn’t much work for him. Lots of times I remember being hungry but then, most of our neighbors were hungry too. Mom, I miss you and daddy. beth