Sunday, March 18, 2012

all day singing. . .

and dinner on the ground. . .
an old Southern saying depicting life at the turn of the century (yes 1900!) People would come from miles around to the church to hear the "singing" then go outside and open up their boxes of lunch (yes there were "box lunches")--almost always fried chicken!  Even in the 1990's when Mama saw a country church yard full of vehicles after 12 noon, she would utter this same phrase.
So when I arranged these primitive chairs for the photo, I immediately thought of Mama and her saying.  No there wasn't a singing or dinner on the ground and not even fried chicken, but Mama was in my thoughts today when I put the chairs in the yard. 

1 comment:

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

I've never heard that before but I love the idea of "all day singing" church picnic!

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