Sunday, August 15, 2010
Southern Sunday memories..
Growing up in the South, our Sundays were special..
first Sunday school, followed by church service..
and then, Sunday Dinner.
Most times the meal was fairly simple, consisting of Mom's delicious Fried Chicken,
fresh from the garden peas, snap beans or butter-beans and hot cornbread,
sliced tomatoes and cucumbers..
milk or Iced Tea,,
sometimes there was a cake,
but most often, a simple Pineapple Upside Down cake..
and ALWAYS a banana pudding made by Daddy.
After dinner was done,
the kitchen was cleared, dishes washed and put away..
Back when we kids were younger, Sundays were for taking a drive..
we'd all pile into the old 56 Ford station wagon..
and off we'd go..
no set agenda..just a relaxing Sunday drive..
either to my grandmother's about two hours away..
Or maybe to the river for a bit of bank fishing..
or maybe just to ride around and look at a new development.
depending on the seasonal displays....
and we would ALWAYS stop for an icy cold soda pop
at the SERVICE Station.
the attendant would check the tires,
clean the windows,
open the hood to check the oil...
while pumping the gas!.
It was about family..
and being together..
and REALLY talking..
the radio was playing softly..
but not blaring..
and each could..
and would contribute to the conversation.
just the six of us..
embraced by love..
rolling down the highway..
on a warm Sunday afternoon..
I miss those beautiful times..
where life moved a bit slower..
and values were more precious..
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(all photos courtesy Google)