It has been a couple of days since I have posted. I had to take a break. We had a guest from out of town and then we have been preparing for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I am back at least for today. I know it will be a busy week.
Tonight I am thankful for my family members that I have known and loved who are no longer with us here on Earth. I am thankful for the memories and the time we had together. In particular my grandparents.
Grandpa Marchal was a hardworking dairy farmer who loved his family and liked to kid around with us. I have fond memories of visiting the farm and poking around the milk parlor and the barns. He usually had Scwhann's icecream bars in the freezer too and shared them with us. He loved fish and all things fishing. He could tell a good story too especially about fishing.
Daddy Joe and Gay Gay spoiled us as grandparents like to do. Not too much, just the right amount. They always had special treats for us like the small boxes of cereal. I still remember what my grandmother's vegetable soup tasted like after a 12 hour drive to her house. It was usually followed by her chocolate chip cookies. I remember the smells and the warmth of her house. All the little knick knacks and the oil lamp. We loved to watch the oil run down the sides of the lamp. I remember the sounds too. There was always music on the large wooden stereo. My memories are all of Christmas music since we were usually there at Christmas time. The love and joy in everyone's voices as we hugged and kissed and caught up on everyone's life. My Daddy Joe's great big hugs that lifted us off the ground, even as adults. I could go on and on and I've already shed a few tears writing this post so will have to stop.
I am so thankful for the memories and love we shared.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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