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My Sunday Gratefuls: May 19, 2013

I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a few necessities?… coffee k3702550… soft drinks k10117059… a “goody” k2342269 for my husband…

As I walk in… the display of “fresh corn” on the cob…  grabs me…

I picked up  an ear from the stack… pulling down on the husk k6652634a little to better see what was inside… white u19763315 … yellow x19150595 … variegated k10443979 …

I love white corn and to my surprise that’s what I had in my hand…

and it looked so fresh and good…

I gathered a couple of more ears making sure they had white kernels

A lady standing near by proceeded to hand me a plastic bag k9156499to put them in… She asked, “Do you need two bags?”…

“No, thanks”, I said…”one will do”…

I probably looked like I was going to fill up my basket with itk7656825 … by the smile on my face…

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I was just thinking of how good it was going to taste

Boiled in a little sugar-water for extra sweetness u20756832 no holding back on the butter x20677052

and a little salt/pepper Yummy! … a little licking of the lips was probably seen…

Not on my list…. but, part of lunch was already being planned…

I meandered through the veggies… remembering I needed onionssma0050

I don’t just buy any onions in the summer… It has to be those big… sweet Vidalia’s OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The best on hamburgers, in salads or chopped up on hotdogs which I was going to grill today …

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I needed to get on my way… because I could buy all of the fresh produce k12396930 that is so abundant this time of year…

So, my grateful today goes out to all of the farmers x14579890and people k5152600who have their own personal little gardens

The ones that have those magical green thumbsk7057796 that keep us supplied with all the fresh produce in stores and roadside standsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Taking off husks… and shiny silks…

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I break them in half = 8 pieces…

(also fits in my pan better) … Plenty for the 3 of us…

Keep that white corn coming!

Taking Part In “The Old and New”

It’s been 7 months since I started my BLOG … I think I will start a new one for the year 2012 … I started writing about working with my kids at school … almost a never-ending story…but, since I have found my interest going in a different direction … I’ve learned that’s OK… I will finish what I have started… I’m like that… need to complete tasks I start… and then I can go on to other ideas … I find that maybe it’s because I am finally starting into another part of my life … When you have done something for over 30 years …it’s hard to stop thinking about it…In my case the schools , the teachers , the kids, the adventures and friends I made… I was so drawn to what I had left… but, now I’m looking in other areas… of things to do, to see  and feel…It’s kind of encouraging that I can go on to new beginnings … and I do intend to try new things, meet many more people, learn new things every day and maybe even change my thoughts and patterns that are so instilled in my being…The world is so glorious with all that it has to offer Why not take part in it! 

“My Kids!”…

In the Fall , a team at school called “The Shooting Stars, held Muster Day in October… It was like a pioneer day apple cider making , square dancing , corn husk doll making , quaint games from years past, cake walks , making beaded necklaces, cooking corn in the husk , roasting a pig  and serving BBQ to all who wanted to try it, frying jowl bacon on an open fire and our contribution would be beef stew , corn bread and pumpkin pie … We had such a good time! … It took months for the students and our kids who were included to learn the steps to the square dancing… laughing and getting to know each other as they found out who had two left feet or who wasFred Astaire in disguise  of a gangly teenager … Studying about their particular subject that was assigned to them… from making moccasins to apple butter … The kids came up with their own costumes… dressed in the clothing of the period they were learning about… very original… Many posters were made and many stories were told to all the spectators and parents who had come to view all of their hard work… Such a good memory to hold within me and brought to surface when the calendar turns to October, the air starts to cool and the smell of pumpkin pie and apple cider entices you to enjoy those times again…I think I’ll take part in the past as well as the present…