Arn't grandparents wonderful!  Some of my best childhood memories are of mine.  
I was fortunate to have them through high school.

---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> This was a long time ago, in the 1950's when there were still private 
> butchers and my grandmother would buy her chickens from the butcher who would 
> pluck them there in the store so some feathers were always left on. Yes, she 
> was from Odessa, Russia and only spoke German and Russian. She would tell me 
> (in German and broken English) that the coffee was a French recipe. My 
> grandfather had traveled all the way from France across Europe to Russia. He 
> was an itinerant philosophy professor and "taught" his way across Europe at 
> Universities. The French coffee was probably his idea. I was too young to 
> drink coffee but it was traditional to put some in my milk. Then I would 
> watch the coffee grains float. I loved my grandmother. She was very kind to 
> me and I loved visiting her because I could go through the mysterious 
> wardrobes and inspect the dresses and hats my aunt created. The building was 
> in an ethnic neighborhood in New York City, the doors were never locked
>  and people of every color and language were constantly walking in and out, 
> as were dogs and cats from the area. I picked up a rudimentary understanding 
> of quite a few languages before I was a teenager. There were always strangers 
> in the apartment having coffee or a meal and conversations with my 
> grandmother or my uncle and always some dog or cat being fed in the hallway.  
>  





>________________________________
> From: Bonnie Hogue <ho...@sonic.net>
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:14 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Chicken feathers
> 
>
>Lee
>Was grandma from "the old country" by chance?  Sounds like some ideas other
>cultures might have.  The coffee actually doesn't sound half bad, but then I
>always loved the "skin" on my hot chocolate as a kid.
>The feathers?  Well, I'd have to be awfully hungry on that one...
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
>Lorrie
>Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:16 AM
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Chicken feathers
>
>Egads Lee, I'm sure you were not eager to visit granny!!
>
>
>On 09-14, Lee Evans wrote:
>>    Not kidding about the chicken feather soup. She also specialized in
>>    coffee boiled with milk and coffee grounds. Then after a while, it
>>    would form a leather skin on top and we had to cut through to the
>>    coffee. Yech! Burned scrambled eggs, almost raw liver, black toast. I
>>    would say that my grandmother was a very intelligent woman but not a
>>    gourmet cook. My uncles cat loved the liver though.
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