Sunday, October 11, 2009

Idnit refreshing

Idnit Refreshing … Good Times With Friends and Family
Idnit refreshing to realize good times and good friends are still very much alive?! It just lifts the spirit to know and be a part of special events like we were this evening.
We went to a “Chicken Stew” — there was also “Brunswick Stew” but the name of the event is Wilburn and Helen’s annual Chicken Stew. So, it goes like this … there’s a big kettle cooked of each (been simmering throughout the day) and everyone brings their own bowl and spoon and if they want they can contribute a dessert, soft-drink, or crackers.
Tables are set up with long wooden benches and folks also bring their lawn chairs and by word of mouth invitations, about 80 or so people start showing up around 5 o’clock. MMMM good! The stews were marvelous … I had a little of both. Then the dessert table – wow, it was loaded but I contented myself with a little persimmon pudding and a small piece of Mississippi mud cake. Oh, yeah I also enjoyed a couple of bread and butter pickles, a few pickled beets and one pickled okra (my first ever).
Wow, it was some good eating but probably more than that was the superb visiting that got taken care of. There was a lot of catch-up that happened and rich stories swapped. From different ones in their 80’s to babies, all ages had a good time – gathering in this particular, sweet way we not only fed our tummies but also our souls. It was special indeed … the annual Chicken Stew.
Idnit refreshing? Times such as these – there’s not a price you can put on the precious opportunities of friendly fellowship of family and friends.
Life at is best.

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