#64 - Grandpa's Chicken Picnic
Springfield, MO in Early Sixities
I have many memories of Grandma and Grandpa Meyer's backyard. Most of the memories are summertime memories, when our family would travel from Iowa or Florida to see grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins...all relatives who got to feast on Grandpa's special barbecue chicken more than once or twice a year!
In the photo you can see the smoke and I can almost smell the tangy barbecue chicken. I can almost hear the sizzling as Grandpa slathered on his special buttery sauce seasoned with pepper and Worcestershire. There was always a fresh fruit salad on the side and plenty of Grandpa's homemade bread for dipping. The fact that we kids were stopping from our play (And we cousins played hard, even in dresses) to observe Grandpa at work, says a lot!
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!