Daily Archives: December 18, 2009


Friday is here again and with it comes the latest helping from the LBC Family  I urge you to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of this time of year to check out contributions made by Ashok, Conrad, Gaelikaa, Helen, Judy, Magpie 11, Maria, & Ramana We are also joined this week by two new members: Anuradha who you will recognise as Anu already familiar to regular visitors here and Ginger Haag, introduced to us by Helen.  Alas, pressure of business means that Marianna has had to retire from the group at this time.
The topic this week was chosen by Maria:

Times Remembered

I am thinking of my granny….

A wonderful lady, she brought so much to my life.

One day she came to the kitchen to help us with washing the dishes.  We had been twelve at table that day.  Rolling up her sleeves, she looked at the stacked dirty plates, cutlery, pots and pans & the detritus of a big family meal.

“Will we just throw them out the window”? She asked.

We all gasped in horror and looked open mouthed at her.  I visualised the clatter of the breaking china and the mess that might fall to me for clearing up.

She laughed heartily donned an apron and got stuck in to the wash up.  She washed, we dried and not an item was broken. We sang and she told stories. It seemed no time before all the dishes were put away and the kitchen left ready for the next round of tea making.

That was over 50 years ago; I still hear her voice, the laughter and think of her when faced with a pile of dishes.