Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Very Nice Day

I got up this morning before the sun and picked our first mess of black-eyed peas. Our great niece Cassie was getting married tonight and Jilda was helping with some of the food so she was getting all that together.
I sat on the porch and shelled peas. Dang that brings back memories. We had a big garden every year when I was growing up and EVERYBODY shelled peas when they started coming in. Not only did we eat them daily, but we canned, froze, and gave away mountains of peas. I did not enjoy shelling peas as much then. By the time I got through shelling, my fingers would be purple my hands ached including my fingernails. I do love to eat peas and always have so I guess I couldn't complain too much.
We often got help shelling peas back then. When the sun set, we'd sit on the porch until dark shelling. Oftentimes neighbors would wander over to talk a while to get caught up on any news. Usually they wound up shelling as they talked. Before you knew it, we'd go through a bushel of peas and have enough to eat for days - plus send peas home with the neighbors.
Today for lunch we had fresh peas, squash, okra, and tomatoes. Yum. I don't know if there is a better meal at any price.
Tonight we went to the wedding. It was a small affair with some friends and family. Afterwards we went up the the fellowship hall of the Dora Church of God and had cake and punch.
I'm whupped now and I plan to kick back and rest until bedtime.

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