As long as I can remember, this one,
my mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunts
cooked black eyed peas, turnip greens and cornbread
for New Years Day.
Tomorrow it will be no different but a smaller portion
is being cooked in this cottate
at this very moment.
Black eyed peas
and a little different with an
chopped green, yellow, red pepper
onions and chopped ham.
Turnip Greens, rice and cornbread....
This meal is said to bring us good luck for the coming year.
this mom and grandmother
will continue what she was taught over her 3 score, 10 plus years.
I wonder how many of my children
will continue this tradition.
as diligent as this one.
But maybe some will continue
this family tradition...
I am well aware that if my children
do not share this with their children
then this tradition will be lost.
But then I notice
times are changing
I am having some tonight