Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fried Green Tomatoes

I remember eating fried green tomatoes.

Their tart/sweet flavor brings back my childhood!

Memories of Sunday dinners.  Roast beef, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and tomatoes.  But most of all those wonderful fried green tomatoes.

You can still have them if you can find the green tomatoes.  

I am to lazy to grow them.  But once a season I cajole the ladies at the farmer's market to bring me a few green tomatoes.

Then I slice them, roll them in flour and fry them in butter.   Not a good thing for my diet but wonderful for my memories.  

They take me back to home and to dinners around my grandmother's table.

My mother liked liver and onions but I had to have a minute steak when that was on the menu. But everybody loved the fried green tomatoes.

Life changes,  people die - others are born but when I can have my fried green tomatoes and a bacon sandwich I bring it all together again and I remember those magical moments.

Got to thinking about these when I was watching Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.  It was a great movie and the tomatoes I had after writing these were sinfully delicious.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thanks Mom

My mother wasn’t a saint.
And I wouldn’t have wanted her to be.

She liked to have fun
and she raised her kids on her own.
(with a little help from family and friends.)

But she was my MOM
She gave a lot to us and taught us how to live.
How to be a friend and how to give
How to care and how to love.

She didn’t have all the things her sisters had
But in the end I think she had lots more.
We were most fortunate in our Mother
my sister and I and we know it.
We love our aunts but were glad Ruthie was our Mom.

We never lose our loved ones.
They are always with us.
Sometimes we forget
Sometimes we lose our way
and I want to say thanks for reminding me of my Mom
and what she said to me.
“Don’t let one person spoil something you enjoy.”
Thanks, Mom!

We never lose our mothers when they die.  They remain with us no matter what.   I was very fortunate in my mother.

Sunday, August 5, 2007


To avoid:
Give it to me
I want
Go away
I hate you

To use:
Take this
It’s for you
Can I help?
What can I do.
I like you
I love you

Dedicated to Elinor Kornhauser

Elinor was my friend.  I loved her.  She was a true lady.  I miss her.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Thumbing through a travel guide
A word or two brings a picture
Vivid and real
to my mind
Suddenly I am transported
to a place I have been before -

Reliving a magical moment
Being there!
Having it all again
Without moving from my armchair.