Grandma Dawson has been gone from earth for over 30 years now, but my memories of her continue to stay close to my heart.
|Me and Grandma|
Grandma was an awesome cook, like most grandmas are. My family and most of our cousins, gathered at Grandma's quite often on Sunday after church for dinner. You want to talk about good eating, you can't find food like that anywhere. Grandma never seemed to sit down when we ate dinner. She spent the whole time passing the food. One would not get their plate cleared before she was passing the food again! She made the best glazed sweet potatoes. I never knew anyone else that made them the way she did. She also made this type of gravy for potatoes. We called them dumplings, but they weren't like the dumplings we eat here in the south. Apparently, the dumplings were actually my Great- Aunt Mildred's recipe. Oh my, another thing I couldn't wait to get a taste of.
I often remember stealing a sip of her hot tea. I was "too young" to drink tea, but you know grandmas; they always break the rules for their grand-kids. I guess that is why I still love a good cup of tea with sugar and cream!
Yes, Grandma served all of us at the table, but she lived a servant life for everyone. To bring in a little extra money, she would clean houses. Mom says she learned all about keeping a house from Grandma Dawson. But the most important thing about Grandma is that she loved Jesus. She prayed daily for her four children and her 17 grandchildren.
|Grandma & Grandpa's Home on Easton Street|
This picture was taken in 2014 .. long after
they were in heaven.
|Grandma & Grandpa's Family|
I recalled my Uncle Tom Barrett saying at her funeral. "You could always find Grandma on her knees. Either serving others or praying." TWEET THIS
Now that is a heritage to leave behind!