Some of my favorite memories are sitting at grandma's wooden kitchen table. The table included four wooden chairs that she
|"Grandma's kitchen chair and apron"|
|"My grandmother, Agnes Freeman Garner"|
The table had many uses: family conferences, laughter, tears, prayers, memories, ironing board, folding clothes, cutting out dresses, a place to use the sewing machine, sitting canned vegetables, fruit, jams and jellies to cool, playing games, etc. Underneath the table there was a "world of pretend", playhouses and tents...
On top of the table was salt, pepper, sugar and a jar of pickled peppers that were used on collards and turnip greens with cornmeal dumplings and of course, a big hunk of fatback or hamhocks were used for their seasoning! Best tasting in the whole world!
Most everyone who came for a visit would make a "bee-line" to grandma's kitchen table....Her smile and love flowed in that little kitchen.. She always had delicous treats waiting for them to enjoy.