Sort of Out of Sorts or Just Peachy

I mentioned before that September is a tough month.  Mom’s and dad’s heavenly birthdays among other things.  On the plus side though, B and I will celebrate 35 years of wedded bliss on 9/15.   I have been strolling down memory lane day by day as we get closer to the milestone.  Good memories mostly.  Thankful for that.

 

Today peaches were on special and I had just read an article about end of summer traditions that included peach cobbler.  Well you don’t have to tell me twice.

Except for the peaches & lemon, I had all the other ingredients at home.  I re-created mom’s recipe mostly from memory.  I had forgotten what we did with the peaches though.  I knew enough that they could not go in raw.   Everything I found had no water and for the life of me, I assumed I needed more than a tablespoon of lemon juice.  Turns out the juice from the peaches with sugar and lemon juice do just fine.  I could have eaten the peach “sauce” all by itself.  My crust is more blond than I’d care for it to be but the taste is the same.  Yes I already took a bite.

Mom was frugal and she never would’ve bought peaches.  They were always gifted to us from Mamaw.  Mom also didn’t like heating up the kitchen for just one dish.  And summer time was not the best time to use the oven either.  When she opted to go the cobbler route, she always made meatloaf and scalloped potatoes too because if you were going to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen, you might as well get your money’s worth.

Continuing the tradition shouldn’t make me sad but it sort of does.  I’m really not sure why.  I have noticed the change in the weather these past few mornings.  And I think dammit, things change whether we want them to or not.    Not about the peaches, about something I can’t quite name.

As always, more to come.

 

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For 9/8/19 ~ “Will It Go Round In Circles”

Jim gives us Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing.  For me, there is only one choice.  Three of the four words are in the song.

When I hear it again, I am reminded of sneaking cigarettes with my brother Jimbo Pete and our cousin Sandra Ann.  I was way too young to be smoking but I was a copy cat tag along.  Our moms were out and we had my aunt’s place to ourselves.

We turned on the stereo … played the album this song is on … loud … very loud.  Sandy got a saucer from the cabinet to use as our ashtray.  We took turns sitting by the kitchen window so we could blow smoke through the screen to keep from getting caught.  Then came the Dentine gum.  Ha!  Funny where my mind took me.

I’m amazed I didn’t get addicted.  Despite this small attempt at rebellion, I can count the number of cigarettes I have smoked in my lifetime on one hand.

I could’ve or maybe should’ve written about the music.  Why did Billy and Bruce write this song?  To me though, I’d rather write about how songs make me feel.  Today I’m grooving and singing along.  Feeling happy!!  Remembering the good ole days.  Now to the music, I hope you enjoy!!

“Will It Go Round In Circles”
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps, no
I’m gonna let the music move me around
I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps
I’m gonna let the music move me around

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

Well
Well
Well
Well

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

Go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky? Woo…

Writer(s): BILLY PRESTON, BRUCE FISHER

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