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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com >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. >> __________________________________________________________________ > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > >_______________________________________________ >Felvtalk mailing list >Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org