Monday, January 12, 2009

Beans and Memories

Yesterday I cooked ham & beans. I haven't made them in years because I am the only one in the family who really likes them. Sorting them and getting them ready to cook brought back memories of my grandpa. When Granny B. cooked beans, it was Grandpa's job to sort out the bad ones before they were cooked. And when I was there I got to help. I remember sitting at their kitchen table with the beans and two containers - one for the good ones, and one for the bad. Gramps and I would discuss at length the merits of each bean, and whether each was good enough to go in the pot. Some were shriveled, some were brown or had bad spots on them. Only the most perfect beans could go in the pot. It was quite a process. Who but a grandpa would spend that much time with a child, talking about beans??

16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful memory. This photo should be scrapbooked with these memory recored on the page.

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  2. What a beautiful memory! I agree with Rachel, that you should scrapbook with that picture. Nice shot!

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  3. What a great memory. I love ham and beans!

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  4. What a great memory. I really like this shot!
    Cari

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  5. Ham and beans is on my menu for this week

    What a sweet memory of you and your grandpa!
    tfs

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  6. what sweet memories. grandpas are great for those kinds of things, aren't they?

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  7. What a nice memory to share :)

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  8. What a sweet memory. It made me think of my own grandpa :)

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  9. What a great memory. Love the way you described it. Your shot is nice, too!

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  10. Musical beans??!! Too funny! Great story - TFS!

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  11. I loved baked beans. It is a meal my dad always did too. I love your journaling here.

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  12. What a sweet story. I like the warmth of this photo.

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  13. What a great story. I love your lighting in the photo.

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  14. What a great way to capture a childhood memory!

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  15. Must be nice to know how to fix ham and beans! HaHaHaHaHa

    Wonderful story!

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