Over the years I’ve written about various favorite photos and the 2020 theme for week two of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge is “Favorite Photo”. You will notice that there’s no actual photo included here and that is because one of my favorite photos exists only in my mind’s eye, it’s a visual memory.
Since I know the memory occurred when we were at my Grandma Brown’s home in Oklahoma City when I was a young teenager, I think it was in 1974. We lived in North Carolina then and during those years our visits to their home were infrequent. One morning during this particular visit, I walked into the kitchen while my Grandma Brown was kneading dough for her refrigerator hot rolls and I noticed that her breath smelled like beer. I found it odd especially because I didn’t recall ever seeing her drink alcohol and it was still morning. These thoughts lead me to comment “Grandma you smell like beer!” She lowered her head, tucked her chin in, looked sideways at me above the rims of her eyeglasses and brought the tips of her hand near her mouth to partially cover her playful ‘oopsy’ expression and then slyly said “I like to eat yeast when it’s warm.” Her demeanor and hearing this news cracked me up! To this day, I smile and chuckle when I think of it.
Do you have a favorite visual memory? Maybe yours also includes an actual photo.
Amy Johnson Crow offers weekly prompts to get us thinking about an ancestor and to share something about that person. She calls it 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.Each of my posts using one of her prompts will have the tag of “52Ancestors” and I’ll share them on the thread she’s started for that week in her Generations Cafe Facebook Group.