Showing posts from November, 2016

Old Days: Matheson Cove Style

Wood smoke spiraling like India ink from a log cabin flips back a page from the past.
Grandma Minnie bowed over a quilting frame pieced a Lone Star quilt.
Light ricocheted through red-checked curtains, sorghum syrup glittered
like gold on the kitchen table. Grandpa Bob plowed a cornfield with mules, raised a big crop.
Snowflakes twirled feathers across Shewbird Mountain: hog-killing at Thanksgiving.
Homemade sausage, rendering lard, hams cured in the smokehouse. Sunrise to sunset
mountain folks worked farms, at harvest they held a hoedown in the old red barn.
by:  Brenda Kay Ledford
Published in: Pancakes in Heaven, November, 2016

Granddaddy Bob and Minnie Matheson Ledford

Hams cured in the Smoke House.

I hope all my blogger friends will have a very happy Thanksgiving with their friends and family!

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