Wow, what a
response? Got some very good notes from other people that remember
and use their kitchen table. Carlyn sent a note that sounds like quite a
few of us all rolled into one. Check her page for the complete
story. She remembers when kids sat at different tables, families
entertained with music and how these traditions were passed down. (Click
Here ! )
Beth Ann sent a saying from the embroidered sampler that hangs in her
kitchen (inherited from her grandmother). "no matter where I serve
my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best." Isn't it the
truth. But, at my house at least, they turn into family.
I heard about types of tables. Sometimes it is not a kitchen
table. Maybe a small table in the corner. Maybe the dining
room table like me. Sometimes a picnic table under a tree or on a
deck. Lots of times it is Grandma's kitchen table. From little
ones that sit in a corner of the kitchen to big trestle tables with
benches down the sides. When we had lots of people over, my Mom had two
doors from a double closet. These put on anything stable from 2
drawer chests to sawhorses served as tables.
And the food!!. Pies and cakes, homemade biscuits (making my mouth
water), chicken and dumplings, fresh veggies. Jello salads anyone?
My Mom made jello with fruit cocktail. Sometimes with coconut.
I won't tell you what my Dad said coconut was, it would spoil your
appetite. But, it was a long time before I would eat coconut and I
am still not in love with it. Amazing how many things can go into
But the emphasis was on family, food, fellowship. No matter where
we live or where we move, kitchen tables are here to stay.