Sunday, September 23, 2007
"This is where you can share your favorite memories of family, friends, childhood, and life in general. It will be fun to read about special memories each of us have. Pictures would be a nice accompaniment but not required!"
Hosted by Revee, at Country Roads.
Today I would like to share some memories of my Papa. When I was little and visiting my Nana and Papa's house, I always knew where to find him. He would be down in the basement, watching sports or western shows. I never liked when wresting was on, but we did watch plenty of "Bonanza" episodes together!
Some of my favorite memories are from when I was older. The year after I got married (1995), my Nana and Papa came to visit us in South Dakota. I drove back with them to their home in Canada for a three week visit. It was such a fun cross-country trip. My Nana and I tend to get a little silly (crazy!) when we are together and my Papa put up with all of it during those long hours on the road! He also stopped anywhere my Nana and I wanted to do a little shopping! :0)
The last time I saw him was three years ago, when we went up to Canada, for a visit. My Papa has a special way with little ones. The girls and Benjamin were "attached to his hip" our entire visit!
Benjamin was three at the time and still remembers the special treat Papa made for him: a bowl of sliced bananas, with milk and a sprinkle of sugar on top.
Here is another treat (a much healthier one!) that he made for my siblings and I when we were younger. It's called a Man in the Boat.
Cut a square or rectangle out of a piece of bread.
Melt some butter in skillet over medium heat and add the bread.
Crack an egg into center of bread.
Cook until bottom bread is toasted and then flip. When the egg is done, remove onto a plate.
Butter both sides of bread square and toast in same skillet.
Mmm...this is my favorite part!
Now the man has a hat!
This makes a fun lunch!
Thank you for reading about my special memories. We are going up to Canada for a visit next month and I can't wait to see my Papa again!
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