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Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Friends: I do not have visiting friends and that is okay with me. What I do have are friends that are only a phone call away. I have one friend that almost every time I call her, she says something similar to ‘I was just thinking about you’ or ‘I thought about you on my drive to work’. Some of my friends will call to ask if everything is ok if they have not heard from me in a while.

A classmate that has been my friend since 7th grade is just super nice. I have never heard her say one word about another person, that if they overheard could in any way hurt them. Her husband is also a great friend. When my mom was put in a facility near their vacation home, they gave me a key so that I could use it anytime I wanted or needed a little pleasure from the stress involved in having a relative placed in a nursing facility. They also told my brother how to find entrance.

I have friends that are like sisters and they say I am a sister also. Can’t get much better than that. One of these sisters was called at 1 in the morning to let her know that DGD #4 was on her way to the hospital, when she was only 2 weeks old. Said friend met us there, yes, she did. Back years ago while DD#1 was still at home another sister met me at the hospital because DD had been in an car accident.

A friend to me is one that will let me be me and still be there if I should tilter to set me straight again. A friend will come running in a time of distress, sickness and sometimes even for a joyful occasion to help in any way needed.

I have never lived anywhere but in North Carolina, so I can’t say how friends react elsewhere.

Silver and Gold have I none, but I have FRIENDS!!!

Til Next Time


Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

First, I want to tell all those that made a post on the first carnival: “I enjoyed reading your posts”.

Stewed Down Squash w/Onions.

A little bacon drippings in the bottom of a skillet (just enough to cover the bottom) – 1 medium onion peeled and cut in slices or medium diced – 3-4 medium yellow squash cut into pieces about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick. Squash does not need to be peeled, just wash thoroughly . Salt and pepper to your taste.

On heat about halfway between medium and low cook onion until it changes color, add cut up squash and maybe 1/4 cup water. Cover and let simmer until squash are done. Check and stir often. After squash are done, if you want them a little brown remove lid, turn up heat and let most of the liquid evaporate, stirring frequently to keep from burning.

Recipe can be increased to meet the needs of your family. Keep in mind that squash shrink quite a bit when cooked. Enjoy.

Til Next Time


Friday, January 19th, 2007

The first edition of Southern Fried has been published. Read it here:

Southern Fried Carnival – January 19, 2007


Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Yes, I am a Southern Fried Lady. Born in the South, been here my whole life and would have it no other way.

What does it mean to be a southern lady? To me it is absolutely not calling the Lord’s name in vain, (I do not even like to hear people say gosh or golly) no profanity, no yelling or screaming unless you are playing a game. It really unnerves me to hear someone holler at their children.

Oh and please remember your manners—–almost a thing of the past, even here in the south. When I was young, if someone was old enough to be your parent (18-20 years older) you always addressed them as Mr. or Mrs. If the person was a relative then you used the term Aunt, Uncle or Cousin. I did not particularly care for the term Cousin, so my DD has more Aunts and Uncles than the chicken coop has chickens. Also mam and sir seem to be fading away. I still like to hear yes mam or sir and no mam or sir, thank you and please.

Also goooooood food: southern fried chicken, fried okra or steamed okra, warm potato salad, piping hot biscuits with butter or syrup. In the summer tomato sandwiches with mayo or fried green tomatoes, stewed down squash with onions, baked sweet potatoes with butter. The list could go on and on but I will stop here. Are your taste buds telling your stomach it is time to eat just from the thoughts of this good food??

Till Next Time