Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Sunday Pop-In!

Happy Easter!

It is cold and really awful looking outside.

We had bites of the traditional Easter breakfast that would have been the breakfast of my childhood but nothing really tasted the same. According to tradition you have to have some ham and some nut roll and hard boiled eggs. And kielbasa...a sort of smoked sausage. And you have to have horseradish that is red because it has the juice of beets in it. And you put that on the eggs or the ham. Den loved it and ate lots of it. Actually you put some cold ham on a slice of buttered nutroll...these things can't be changed...seriously. When Den joined my family he would heat his ham and we all looked at him as though he was an annoying alien. He heated his ham this morning. That's just not right. This is what the nut roll looks like...the black one is filled with poppy seeds. My mom used to make this one for my dad. We used to go into shock watching him eat this with coffee! Thank you, Bob, for your photo. I seriously think only people who grew up in Youngstown eat this stuff. When the nut roll is made right...it's amazing...buttered. It's incredibly rich and I literally watched in horror as Den ate three pieces.

So we are doing nothing today other than reading and binge watching TV...it's a weird Easter but Easter always feels off to me...it's when my mom got sick and died so I think I always think of that.

Reading this...and it's funny as well as good...I need that today!

Hugs,

Patty

 

 

12 comments:

  1. Ah, traditions. They hold us in place,connecting us to the past and giving purpose to the future. So, in doing the things your mom gave you, celebrate her life and love.

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  2. It sounds like this is a tough time of the year for you so I'm sending hugs your way. It's cool and wet here today and I am not a fan.

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    1. Thank you! I really really need hugs!

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  3. Traditions are what make a family, so I'm glad you tried to follow the breakfast of your childhood.
    Sorry that you have sad memories of this holiday... and hugs right back at you.

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    1. Aw, Rita, thank you...Easter is always sad for me...my dad died a month after my mom...I think next year we will take a holiday around this time...I hate being this sad. Hugs back at you...big ones!

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  4. I can almost "hear" a British accent saying that title: a pop-in! LOL Love the look of that roll...happy Easter.

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    1. It didn't taste like my mom's...I think that's what gave me my tummy trouble!

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  5. I am so sorry about your mum, Patty.

    And, when one is not in a great mood to celebrate, binge-watching, and binge-reading are the only best things one can do. :)

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    1. That is so sweet of you! You are so lucky to have both of yours! You are so right...binge watching really did help!

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  6. Isn't it funny how families eat certain foods and when someone else eats the same food but differently it can make time stop :D My dad is a poppyseed lover. I can see why Easter is different because of your Mom. Reading and tv can help when the weather is awful. I need to find out more about your book - haven't seen it around.

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    1. It was good...I think you might like it!

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