Saturday, November 21, 2015

Country Living, Southern Style.

Fall brings an end to summer flowers,  replacing them with Mums, Dahlias, Zinnias.

Bright flaunting colors of autumn appear through out the country side ushering in cooler mornings ,frosty white roofs, and the smell of wood burning from chimneys tops .

This time of the year the kitchen becomes the center of most family life, just as it was when the first pioneer settlers built cabins in the wilderness.

The red-or blue checked tablecloths and curtains, the warmth of a fireplace, the smell of good food cooking, these linger in the memories of generations of country people.

Thanksgiving and Christmas, fried chicken and  home made corn bread, all originate in the kitchen.

As I look back I realize how that friendly warm kitchen knit the family together.

To my way of thinking family rooms have never succeeded in replacing the kitchen, in the hearts and minds of most family's.

When people left home to go up north to find work, you ask any of them what they missed most about being away from the country.

And you will probably hear about... soup beans... corn bread...  sallet greens...  fresh milk... and butter... eggs and country ham... hot biscuits and gravy.

All cooked country style and shared in the  family kitchen.

Until Next Time.   God Bless.

Coleman Schell

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