Wednesday, November 19, 2014


My sister Fern's birthday is close to Thanksgiving, Fern was mothers little helper.

One Thanksgiving I remember  them making Chicken and dumplings.

Mother was about as good as any, when it came time to make Chicken and dumplings.

 As I recall Fern was careful to note all the steps Mother took in preparing everything, some say she learned it very well and they attest to it each year at our family reunions and get together's.

In fact Fern has received a standing ovation at our Parman reunion, in recognition and appreciation for her tasty Chicken and dumpling recipe.

Mother and Fern put together for us, a  special Thanksgiving dinner that year,  I still lament over today.

The dinner consisted of Chicken and dumplings, baked sweet potatoes, fried potatoes, home canned pickle beets, fresh baked cornbread, home made Hominy, and molasses cake.

 Some what different from today's Thanksgiving dinners, perhaps  but for us it was a dinner about as good as they came.
Saying grace for a dinner of this magnitude was easy, God had surely blessed us beyond measure .

Happy birthday to my sister Fern, thank you for sharing your special talent with our family and others. "we love you." and your dumplings.

If you have air in your lungs, this year for Thanksgiving food on your table, a warm roof over your head  Thank God for it He is the one who put it there for you.


Until next time, God Bless.

Coleman Schell

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