by Myrna D Badgerow
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Refreshed and reposted....
I remember sitting on front steps
Waiting for Sunday dinner. Food smells
Drifting from open windows mingled
With other food smells from
Other dinners cooked by other
Mommas after church.
They traveled up the bayou
On a Cajun breeze that made my
Mouth water and fueled my eight-year-old hunger.
My momma was making gumbo but down
The bayou somebody else's momma
Was making jambalaya. I took a good
Long sniff and wanted to be wherever that
Somebody was. But then Momma said
The gumbo was ready and I forgot about
Being somewhere else. 'Hungry' could do that.
Funny how I never wondered then
If there was somebody else sniffing
Momma's gumbo and wishing they were me.
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|Reviewed by stan nassano
|myrna,I've never been in cajun country,but now I sure want to be,
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Awwwww, through the eyes of a child in retrospect. Food cooking anywhere always smells so good and brings out the appetite...
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|I love gumbo, Myrna, and I love this delicious treat. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|You just made me HONGRY for some gumBO!! YUMMERS!!! I LUV gumbo!! Love Cajun food PERIOD!! (And Cajun music....*grins*) Very nice write, a nice treat for the ol' tastebuds!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *stomach growling too!* LOL
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|How wonderful to recall smells (not odors) precious to us... food, or whatever. Food smells are best, and you surely brought back hungry ones for me; baking sweet potatoes, sweet potato pies, real fresh vegetable soup (like gumbo), and best of all for me, biscuits almost ready to eat... with butter and peach preserves. See what you've don? You've made me hungry enough to eat... again! Good writing here, too. - Bill|