Chili Days

This is my first Sunday blog.  Sunday’s are usually my “free” day. I can eat what I want, be lazy if I want, watch TV and movies all day if I want and the list goes on. So I’m going to do the same with the blog. Sundays will be my free day to write about whatever I wish. So, here it goes.

Isn’t funny how a simple thing like chili beans can bring back memories? It’s very cold outside and bad weather is on it’s way. This is very rare for South Carolina. We are always on the cusp of “winter weather” and we never really know if the weatherman is lying to us yet again. However, it’s eminent that we will have an eventful day tomorrow. So everyone  is out getting their milk and bread and gathering their candles and flashlights. It’s always a happening when the south gets even a flurry of snow. But anyway, back to the chili beans.  My husband, Chris, and I were trying to figure out what to do for dinner and the cold weather prompted the idea of chili beans.

Food is always good at evoking a memory.  The idea of  chili beans took me to the storm of ’88. We had done a “snow dance” at school hoping that it would bring us big snow. Well, it did. We got 12 inches and I can’t even remember how long we were out of school, at least a week .  It caved in our car port, we lost power, and had to watch the Super Bowl on a super small, battery operated TV. Thank goodness we had a wood burning fireplace to keep us warm. I remember building a snow man, sledding, and the family playing Monopoly. By the time we could go back to school, my brother and I were at each others throats and our parents were happy to send us back to school. What a fun memory.

So, I’m doing a snow dance for all of you hoping to create similar memories of your own with your family!

“Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”  ~From the television show The Wonder Years

Until next time….

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2 Comments

Filed under January 2011, Sunday, "Fun"day writing

2 responses to “Chili Days

  1. This is just lovely. I live in southern California, so it would have to be quite a snow dance for you to have success here, too…

    But fortunately, when you’re in this weather long enough, forty-five degrees is an excuse to make chili.

    And build a fire.

    And great family memories.

    Thanks for the beautiful post. Sorry it took me so long to get here.

    But I’ll be back…

  2. Thank you for the comment and I’m glad you will be back!

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