10 May 2013

Five Minute Friday: Comfort




Five Minute Friday


Write for five minutes, uninhibited, no editing, no do-overs. Just write, just right, right from the heart. You can do it! It only takes five minutes. Click the button above to play along and prepare to have your heart tugged and blessed.


Comfort
 
I can smell the dressing cooking as we pull into the driveway. Granny's coming out onto the porch to greet us with a "Y'all get out and come on in." It's Thanksgiving again and she makes the best Thanksgiving Day dinner that I've ever had. I look forward to it; I crave it. It is tradition and I know its coming and it brings comfort, this sameness in my chaotic childhood.

There's no arguing over where we're going for Thanksgiving; I know. We're going to Granny's house. We're going to stuff ourselves silly with turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced tomatoes, pie, pineapple-coconut cake and banana pudding. Can't forget that banana pudding. I lived for it. I could have eaten it all were it not for having to share it with everybody else. Daddy made it, too, though his wasn't quite the same as Granny's, especially the year he substituted beets for the bananas. That was certainly an experience.

Granny's gone and Daddy's gone and these memories of Thanksgiving at Granny's bring me comfort. They bring tears, too, because I can never go back...except in my heart and soul. Banana pudding will never be the same.

I can hear Granny calling to us as we're leaving, "Do you have to go so soon? Come back and see Granny sometime. Love yins!" and feel her gripping me in that granny-hug that I'll cherish forever.

8 comments:

  1. Memories of grandparents are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I love the idea of going back in our hearts...

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    1. I agree, Anne. I cherish the memories that I have of each of my grandparents. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  2. I really like the idea of just sitting down and writing for 5 minutes. I may have to join you in this. I enjoyed your memories of Thanksgiving with granny. I have an incredible from scratch banana pudding recipe that was likely in the same manner as your granny's. Would be glad to share it with you, though I know it still would never be the same.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara, and I hope that you do join in. I really enjoy Five Minute Friday even though I don't always get it done.

      I would love to have your banana pudding recipe. Thank you!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope that you have a great week!

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  3. It is amazing that we can so clearly remember some things and forget others in a moment. True comfort. :) I often wonder what stories my own children will tell... :)

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    1. I agree with you. I remember some things from Granny's house and times there quite clearly, but most days I'm doing good to remember whether to turn left or right at the light. haha

      I wonder the same thing. We can only hope that they'll remember the good things and love will wipe away any hurts we may have caused along the way.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. May you be blessed, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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