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Thread: When something jogs a memory

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    Keep em coming. This very enjoyable for me to see so many common back ground and some I never heard of. Hum! Sugar on cottage cheese not that's one I never heard of.

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    I am like Magdalena when it comes to graham crackers. I am addicted to them and don't buy them often. When I do buy them, I tell myself I will eat them in moderation, but it never, ever works! I can't seem to stay out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch
    I am like Magdalena when it comes to graham crackers. I am addicted to them and don't buy them often. When I do buy them, I tell myself I will eat them in moderation, but it never, ever works! I can't seem to stay out of them.
    Well graham crackers were invented to help the digestion so you are just doing something to help your body!! LOL rationalization works every time!! LOL

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    In the summer, my memere would tear up bread and put it in a bowl with blueberries and milk.

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    This is off the subject a little, but I just remembered that my father in law used to put horehound candy in a jar and pour whiskey over it and let it "set". If I remember right, the whiskey would sort of melt the candy into a syrup that he used for cough medicine. I had never heard of horehound candy before I saw him do this. This is something I found online about horehound candy:

    Once upon a time, candy was the way to treat sore throats and upset stomachs. Peppermint sticks and cough drops delivered a quick and easy dose for those who were feeling under the weather. Horehound candy is part of this primarily European tradition.

    Horehound is a member of the mint family and was used to soothe sore throats, stimulate appetite, and as a relief for gas. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found horehound to be mostly ineffective, other countries have found horehound effective as an anti-inflammatory and for relief for bronchial complaints. Testing is being done in the U.S., France, and Germany to uncover all the possible purposes horehound may be hiding. Some studies are promising in showing that horehound may have medicinal properties.

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    Burned toast . . . that's how my g-pa liked it. I love the smell of burned toast because it makes me think of him every time and I typically eat mine the same way.

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    Piepatch my DD sucks on peppermint candy whenever her stomach hurts. You didn't go off topic you told a memory story and that's what this about. Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I eat both cornbread and crackers in milk...but I go for sweet milk and not buttermilk... :)

    Grew up eating them, as did my dad...

    Oh...and white gravy on baked squash!!
    What is sweet milk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piepatch
    This is off the subject a little, but I just remembered that my father in law used to put horehound candy in a jar and pour whiskey over it and let it "set". If I remember right, the whiskey would sort of melt the candy into a syrup that he used for cough medicine. I had never heard of horehound candy before I saw him do this. This is something I found online about horehound candy:

    Once upon a time, candy was the way to treat sore throats and upset stomachs. Peppermint sticks and cough drops delivered a quick and easy dose for those who were feeling under the weather. Horehound candy is part of this primarily European tradition.

    Horehound is a member of the mint family and was used to soothe sore throats, stimulate appetite, and as a relief for gas. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found horehound to be mostly ineffective, other countries have found horehound effective as an anti-inflammatory and for relief for bronchial complaints. Testing is being done in the U.S., France, and Germany to uncover all the possible purposes horehound may be hiding. Some studies are promising in showing that horehound may have medicinal properties.
    Wow, the memories...........I had the most wonderful grandparents a kid could ever have. My brother and I just loved spending our summer days with them. We always awoke to the smell of bacon and the chickens announcing the morning. And would go to sleep listening to our grandparents saying their prayers at night. Slept with so many quilts on top of us that we couldn't turn over on those cold days that we stayed with them.

    We always went to their house on Sunday afternoons and Granny would always have a huge bowl of fried corn which she knew my brother and I just loved. In The mornings she would always give us a cup of coffee (lots of sugar and milk) so we could feel grown up.

    My grandfather had a powerful sweet tooth and we would walk (he never did drive) to a little country store at the end of the street where he would always buy horehound candy for himself and whatever we liked for ourselves. He lived to be 86 and I miss him so much. I cherish those memories. Thanks for the memories.

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    Sweet milk was what my grandparents called whole milk back in the day. At least that's how I remember it. :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    My mom used to crumble saltines on vanilla ice cream. I still do that once in a while.
    Try pretzels!

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    My Dad used to eat a bowl of saltine crackers mixed with Ritz crackers and milk.
    He also loved Oreo Cookies dipped in milk.

    Strawberry and rhubarb custard pie, Apple crisp, - memories of things Mom used to make.

    Soft molasses cookies with a thumb print filled with grape jelly - known as "Granny's Cookies" - memories of my Granny. Her recipe was printed in her local paper.

    Oh, the memories.....

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    I have a lot of memories of my own Pap-pa eating cornbread and milk--usually it was a before bed snack, I think. He always crumbled it in a glass instead of a bowl for some reason! There was always fresh cornbread and biscuits in Gran's kitchen.

    You know, the diningroom is right there but the kitchen was/is the center of her (Gran's) home and everyone still congregates there. We'd always rather drag dining room chairs into the kitchen than vice versa--even if it means eating from our lap! Lol.

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    I remember riding(yes riding) Jack the dog( large large dog!!) down to the back pasture with my grandpa. We brought up the cows and he milked them I remember him trying to teach me to milk but my hands were too small to get the rhythm. I remember helping my grandma seperate the cream from the milk.

    I remember making popcorn balls with my grandma in her canning kitchen in the basement while Grandpa watched tv in the next room in the basement.They didn't have a tv upstairs. Downstairs(basement) was a canning kitchen a store room for all the canned stuff and a long room that had a ping pong table on one end and a tv area on the other. This was the only place my grandma allowed any mess. Upstairs had to be kept spotless at all times. Woe betide anyone who touched the white walls! LOL

    She cooked big dinners in this kitchen, They had 14 kids so my mom's family is a big one. Food was very much the center of the family life on a farm!!

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    OOOoooohh, popcorn balls brought back a memory! Mom used to make some kind of popcorn cake. The candy coating was made from white Karo syrup and some other ingredients and it was clear when finished, then she'd mix spice gumdrops in with the popcorn, pour the coating in and stir. Then she'd press it into an angel food cake pan. For a treat each night she'd give us a slice of popcorn cake. It was tasty and colorful.

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    My DM mom used to make caramel popcorn when I was a child. I spent a lot of time with her growing up. My parents always said if I wasn't home then I was at grandmas. It broke my heart when she got alzheimers and then demintia, I couldn't take my children around her because she got so mean. But I have all kinds of lovely quilts from her to keep her memory alive.

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