Cherries make me think of my grandparents. My Papaw LOVED cherries…fresh cherries (especially Bing cherries), cherry pie, cherry ice cream, and chocolate covered cherries! They took me to Europe when I was 17 and Papaw would always recruit me to help find a street vendor who sold fresh cherries on our adventures. I was introduced to author Erma Bombeck by my Memaw who had a dog eared copy of ” If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?” next to her living room chair. Erma’s articles were featured in most of the magazines Memaw subscribed to: Good Housekeeping Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Redbook, McCall’s, and even Teen magazine. (Most of them I read cover to cover because I was bored, since those were the days before unlimited cable TV and the internet!) I didn’t appreciate her humor then, but almost 40 years later (25 years of marriage and two grown children) I think she was HILARIOUS!
The quote on this card makes me think of Memaw’s kitchen. Like Erma, she was a 1950’s housewife but she was pretty prolific with a pen and paper (or an Ipad)! She started writing a blog in her 80’s. (Click here to read her blog). Her stories were short and sweet, but leave you with a clear vision of her memories as well as her meaning behind the post!
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Erma quotes…
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”