On my website Blind Pig & The Acorn
I collect memories-precious, funny and inspiring of people's grandmothers. I call them Grannyisms.
Growing up I called one grandmother Granny and the other Mamaw. There are so many things I wish I had paid better attention too-so many things I wish I could ask them now.
I'm going to highlight some of the wonderful comments folks have left about their Grandmothers. I'm going to start by sharing a comment I left about Mamaw.
One of my earliest memories of Mamaw is a snowy day I spent with her when I was about 6 years old. Mamaw made Snow Cream for my brother and me. I remember her gathering the snow and explaining to me the first snow of the year was posion, but since this wasn't the first snow of the year it was o.k. to eat.
Snow Cream is simply a bowl full of snow with a little milk, sugar, and vanilla mixed in. I would guess it started out as a poor man's icecream. I don't know if Snow Cream is a recipe relegated to Appalachia or if it is widespread. If anyone knows about it or has an experience of their own with Snow Cream please post it. I would love to hear about it.
My gramma was the matriarch of our family. She was a school teacher and wife of a baptist preacher. She was a strong personality and didn't put up with foolishness. She was the best cook on both sides of the family and I'd never tasted food of any kind as good as what she served when we visited her and my Grandpa. I can never get my tomatoes to taste as good as the ones she grew--I've tried many tricks and suggestions over years and nothing works. Guess she had the magic touch. She could make things grow and thrive and I like to think I am a better person knowing she was a big influence in my life...
My dad's mom we called grammy Zo. She would make hats out of newspaper to keep the sun off of her when we were down at the creek swimming and or fishing. She would always come home with her pockets full of pretty rocks.
I hope you enjoyed the Grannyisms
-and I hope you'll jump over to my Grannyisms
page-read some of the other ones and leave a comment about your grandmother.