Sometimes I question my habits, likes and dislikes until I have dinner with my family. As in cousins, and uncles and such and then it all becomes clear to me – we are the way we are because we were raised that way. I’m proud of it and sometimes not so proud of it, but it is who I am.
We are now of an age where we can talk about memories and we had a few good laughs over some absolutely wonderful homemade bread, chicken on the grill, salads, corn and of course fresh peach pie…
It was a great evening, and I learned something about grasshoppers. My aunt told me when they were young they used to hold two grasshoppers face to face until one of them ate the head off the other.
Morbid indeed, and if you knew my aunt you would think “what the heck?” I laughed and laughed and laughed… and can’t wait to try it. Except I don’t like those sticky hoppers and this dry year has provided an abundance of hoppers in my garden. It is disappointed to me to lose produce to insects and other four legged creatures so I cannot imagine what it was like for people during the depression.
The stories you will hear about the depression in the next interview are amazing. And, that interview will be uploaded tomorrow and I will provide a link for that interview with a 102 year old lady. Yes, you heard that correctly. She was amazing as you will soon see.
Stay tuned, we are closing in on the final interviews for this summer and will begin putting the book together and hopefully find the funds to have it printed by June 2013.
I’m so looking forward to going back into the files and organizing everyone’s contributions. This is YOUR story, so send us your stuff – you are running out of time. So until tomorrow… eat well.