Sorry for my extended absence.
My precious mother-in-law passed away quite suddenly
after a harsh round of chemotherapy for a quick growing lung cancer.
She will be sorely missed.
What a lady.
She took 8 little kids, 6 sons and 2 daughters, away
from an abusive relationship
and raised them with the love and help
of a wonderful man, our Papa Freddie.
She was our strength and the glue that kept our
She kept her kids on the right path with her tough love.
Gone too soon.
We love you both, Grandma and Papa.
Rest in Jesus.
Today would have been Papa’s 83rd birthday. He was a man that lived up to his name…he truly was golden. He is greatly missed.
Papa & Grandma Golden
Freddie H. Golden
11-19-27 to 5-24-10
I just thought I’d share some pictures of my summer. Most of these were taken with my cell phone camera, so please forgive the quality.
Hope you’ve had a great summer!
My daughter is all excited about Fall, so we’ll probably be sharing some photos of an Autumn project she has in mind.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
My hubby went fishing this morning.
Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy
My great-nephew enjoys the pool.
Homemade Pizza on a Low Carb Tortilla
The Pool on a beautiful day!
Purple Hull Peas from my garden
Purple Hull peas on my plate.
This was one of my mom’s favorite summer suppers…purple hull peas, fried summer squash, ripe tomatoes & cornbread.
My daughter’s cat, Angel, goes to the garden with me every day.
Pretty pepper plant.
Fresh green beans.
Fresh tomato on toasted sour dough bread sammie.
A wedding cake by my friend’s daughter…she is self-taught and a mom of 2 young children who bakes out of her home. I don’t know how she does it!
Another cake by Jada.
(Hopefully someday to be called The Cakery Boutique.)
Chicken Club Ring
Our family made a trip to Lambert’s in Sikeston, Mo. They are famously called “The Home of the Throwed Rolls”. When you raise your hand, they’ll throw you a hot yeast roll. The food is wonderful!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of my summer.
I hope to be back soon with some great low carb recipes and stories that warm the heart. Come back soon!
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The holiday season will soon be here.
Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for our family and usually centers around our family dinner.
Mom’s Southern cornbread Turkey and Dressing is the usual star of the main meal. There are other favorites that complete our meal. My brother has to have Chunky Potato Salad, made the same way my grandmother made it. I usually enjoy the Sweet Potatoes and baked Ham.
One daughter loves the Green Bean Casserole and Yeast Rolls while daughter #2 loves the Ham and Cream Style Corn.
And of course, the dessert choice wouldn’t be complete without mom’s Angel Salad on the menu. (Pictures and recipe forthcoming)
I’m a dessert eater. Below are some of my favorites.
Peanut Butter Balls
Southern Pecan Pie
Sour Cream Pound Cake
And if you’re watching your sugar intake…
Low Carb Mini-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
What special dish are you looking forward to?
Missing for 15 years, this photo was found in an old purse of my Mom’s.
Doy Otis Butler and Lois Alma Wells
Mom has been fighting sinus cancer since 2003. I’ve been spending more time with her, trying to help in any way I can. I was just straightening up in her bedroom a little as she took a shower. I spotted some beaded black satin material and thought it was just a house-dress and I’d hang it up for her. I pulled out this purse that I didn’t recall seeing. As I moved it I heard some change rattling around and thought I’d get it out for her. She has tons of old purses with change in the bank envelopes from her working days.
I opened the drawstring on this unusual purse and laying there on top of several items was this picture of my grandparents in 1935, one year before their wedding date. It was in excellent condition and I was so pleased to find it.
Then I spotted 2 more pictures, those in not so good shape. I gently placed them on her bed, eager to show them to her. As she came out of the shower, she spotted the pictures laying there on the bed. Her knees went weak and she almost fainted because she was so happy to see them. She had feared them lost forever.
She told me a what she could remember about the picture. It was taken outside her aunt’s house and that they had had a spat the day before. This might account for the slightly severe facial expressions. I assume they got over the spat. They were married for over 40 years and had 1 child, a daughter- my mother, Genelle.
I believe finding these precious pictures was just a little gift from the Man above to let us know that we’re not forgotten and that there are moments of happiness and pleasure yet to come.