|Momma making something in the ice cream mixing bowl|
|Crazy strong and just crazy Daddy wearing my sister's fall.|
Have I ever mentioned Daddy lifted weights to increase his strength? Oh, the "weights" were actually his dad's model T bumper still attached to the model T. He worked up to lifting one side of the vehicle enough for a tire to be removed. Crazy strong.
|My son feeding my dad store bought ice cream.|
After a little firming time, the bucket would be pulled partially out of the brine. Had to get it far enough out to keep the salt away from the ice cream! Without question, Daddy always got the dasher. The the ice cream was served to all present. Some folks thought they could tell the difference in taste and texture between the hand cranked and electric varieties. Those folks needed to just let the kids have their portion cause we Loved it all.
As we four sisters families moved away from the area where the folks lived the tradition faded. The folks did have a small refrigerator version for freezing ice cream. It has been many years since Momma has been able to make that glorious ice cream. If you want to see a room full of old people roll their eyes and swoon, just mention Granny Mary's homemade banana ice cream.
|Family including two SINs gathered around Momma's table in December cause there are decorations in Mom's hutch. That would be iced tea in most glasses in December.|