Sunday, February 24, 2008

FUN MONDAY - My Mother's Dish ;-)

This week, Mariposa’s Tales (she can be found at is the host of Fun Monday. She wants to know TWO things …...

“(1) Please share to us how the NAME of your BLOG was made? I can't wait to hear interesting funny stories!

(2) Please share to us (in words or photo, though a combination of both will be a bonus!) your favorite/ most common dish!SO easy right? ;)”

How the NAME of your BLOG was made? After spending hour upon hour contemplating the proper name for this BLOG, I was out noodling at the local watering hole and snagged a 20lb catfish when the name just jump right up and grabbed me.

(in words or photo, though a combination of both will be a bonus!) your favorite/ most common dish!

This old brown weather bowl (My Mother’s Bowl) is my favorite dish and it is common. It is a Taylor Smith Taylor bowl made in the U.S.A. I know little of it’s manufactory or even how we got this bowl, can’t even tell you how it was cracked. The bowl just always was, my guess it is older than myself but than again there are a lot of item in this house/home that meet that quality. Why is this bowl my favorite because it has served my family well. Year after year, week after week, day after day it has been used: for the start of homemade bread and cookies; to serve potatoes, from salad, mashed, whipped, scalloped, buttered to my favorite creamed; to dole out vegetables; to supply salads; and even pressed into use as a gravy boat for those large family gathering. It has also seen it’s share of sweets such as pudding, including my mother bread pudding, and on those rare times homemade ice cream. It is not the most beautiful or largest yet it serves on, it was at one time new with gold trim, shapely edges, and someone must have thought it was lovely. But now even after it was creaked this humble brown bowl serves us. I find it’s beauty in it’s mars and scars and I love it for the memories that it bring to me of my family and friend setting around the table sharing a meal and of my beloved Mother. The bowl no long is needed daily, as the family has set out to form families of their own, and their children have set out to form their own families.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I am who I am
Who am I?