Thursday, February 26, 2009

missing meme

  • I have been missing out here
  • writing some of the things
  • we did in the old days and
  • not even that far in time ago--LOL
  • I like remembering == how it was,,,,,
  • but I also remember how hard it was
  • and I feel we are indeed blessed
  • to be where we are today
  • ----------
  • I miss mama and I am glad that she
  • did get a new house with running water
  • and electricity and all the things
  • that I now take for granted
  • and all in doors- (smile)
  • she did not get the house until later
  • in her life but she so enjoyed
  • it and yes, she missed some of the old ways
  • but was thankful for her new ways
  • some times the old days sound romantic
  • but there is nothing romantic about
  • sitting up all night beside the heater
  • to keep the home fires going
  • and making sure that there is no
  • chimney fire and your nest and
  • family are safe......
  • mama did this often in the winter
  • and then had to sleep during the day
  • ------but mama was a homesteader-
  • and that was just one of the ways
  • of the way it was....
  • thank God that we now have furnaces
  • that keep us warm and we can sleep
  • at night,,,
  • warm hugs from Meme

Sunday, February 1, 2009

daddy's coffee

I remember how daddy made coffee in the old days. Coffee was low on the list of groceries so often daddy had no coffee. Coffee was considered a luxury but when he did have coffee this is how he made it....
- we had a wood stove to cook on- and he used a small coffee pot-blue enamel similar to the old cowboy type we see on westerns only smaller.
He used fresh well water in the pot and would bring the water to a boil- then he would pull the pot closer to the back of the stove and add the coffee grounds plus an egg shell and a pinch of salt- then simmer for a minute and take off the stove and let the grounds settle- I do not remember how much coffee he used but he always used the Nabob brand-
He would pour the coffee into his favourite cup which came with a saucer- not a coffee mug nor a teacup- - The coffee cups were larger in size and not made of fine china.
- He always took 2 sugar cubes and would place one between his teeth and drink the coffee while the other one cube went into the cup- - he always drank his coffee quickly and never more than one cup. The coffee grounds and left over coffee were fed to the rose bushes at the end of the day.