Do you have certain things that happen now that bring back memories? Good memories I hope! It’s amusing that certain things will trigger a memory I hadn’t thought about in years. I’ve mentioned here that I loved spending time at my grandparents farm. They lived about 2 hours north of us and had a pig or two, a horse or two, a cow or two, chickens, dogs, a well where we got water and after a while, they got an indoor toilet! We did have an indoor toilet at our house and dad had a hunting dog once but we never had dogs that could come in the house or chickens or cows or pigs or horses.
My grandma had a huge fig tree. I love figs and I loved that old tree. It was so big (or maybe I was just so little!) and I could get under it and climb up in it. Apparently figs don’t grow so well in my part of MO because I never see them but when I was coming back from Louisiana I stopped at a roadside fruit stand and bought a gallon. I wish I’d bought two gallons but I didn’t. Most of them went into fig preserves.
Homemade whole wheat bread, a little butter, a little bit of figs . .
Spread those figs out real good . .
Oh, how I’d love to go back, knowing what I know now, and sit at the table with my grandparents, have some of her fig preserves, and talk about things I’ll never know; things my generation and future generations will never experience.
For those of you with grandparents and parents alive, ask as many questions as you can. When they’re gone, those memories of the “old days” are gone with them. For you who are parents and grandparents, always share as much of your memories as your offspring will allow. Back when I was a teen and young adult, I would have been bored to tears to sit and listen to the old stories but now . . I’d give anything to hear more of them.