Carpe Diem Y’all by Michele Bernard

Writer, Texan, Semi-interested Sports Fan

Sunday Afternoons

tomatoes.jpgToday I remember my great-grandmother’s kitchen table, laden with bounty from a tiny back yard garden.  Fresh tomatoes, cucumber salads, corn on the cob, snapped beans, mashed potatoes, fried okra.  It’s hard to imagine how they produced so much harvest from such a tiny plot of land.  And, it’s hard to imagine the numbers they fed.  Our family numbers many.  Yet somehow, each Sunday afternoon, four generations plus friends, would gather together to share a meal, visit, bid goodbye to the weekend and say hello to the week to come.  There was always plenty of food and plenty of cousins to play with.  Today, as I watch baseballs and boys fly around my own back yard’s recently potted tomato plant and herbs, I remember Grandmother and Old Dad’s tiny back yard.  Somehow there was always plenty of room for all of us to grow back there.

Carpe Diem Y’all, Michele 

Spend the afternoon.  You can’t take it with you.  ~Annie Dillard


April 29, 2007 - Posted by | baseball, Best Lines, Carpe Diem Quotes, Family, Food and Wine, Inspiration, Inspirational, Michele's Musings, Motherhood, Parenting

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