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Old 02-17-2009, 04:02 PM   #21
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I'm from a small town in Ohio, mostly farming in the area but one big factory where 75% of the town people worked. All German decent. At noon, the factory shut down and everyone went home for "dinner". Factory shut down at 5PM and everyone went home for "supper". The dinner at noon was usually smaller than supper. The whole town was Catholic and I hated meatless Fridays. Oyster soup or tomato soup. UGH! Sometimes fish. Looking back to the 40's through 1954 when I graduated high school, seems like my Mother worked from dawn to bedtime cooking, cleaning and doing laundry. We had a two story house with a basement and she was always up and down the stairs so many times in the day. Bedrooms upstairs, laundry in basement. Oh, and the coal furnace was in the basement. Up and down all day long. Oh, and the laundry had to be hung on the clothesline outside. I don't think young women of today would put up with that. That's all she ever knew- bless her soul. Those were the good old days
Forgot to mention that Mon fixed breakfast every morning, seven days a week. I'm talking bacon or fresh sausage and eggs, toast and orange juice and coffee. We also had something she called "grits" but it wasn't the southern type corn grits. A German dish. This was a meat and grain mixture that I found later in the stores called "Goetta". Mom fried it in a skillet and we spread it on toast with grape jam. Ever hear of that stuff? It was good.
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Forgot to mention that Mon fixed breakfast every morning, seven days a week. I'm talking bacon or fresh sausage and eggs, toast and orange juice and coffee. We also had something she called "grits" but it wasn't the southern type corn grits. A German dish. This was a meat and grain mixture that I found later in the stores called "Goetta". Mom fried it in a skillet and we spread it on toast with grape jam. Ever hear of that stuff? It was good.
I'm a southern boy. German grits? Come on.
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NY State, Irish Catholic Family. I should mention that when I was young, you fasted before Sunday church, so you were hungry for dinner.
When we were kids, two or three of us went with Dad to the 7 a.m. mass, and two or three of us went to the 9 a.m. mass with Mom, depending on when my brothers were mass servers. We had breakfast in between. Church was a five minute drive across a highway, and breakfast was finished at least an hour before communion (for the 9 a.m. crew).

Sunday dinner at about 2, could be earlier. We were always hungry.
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. We made bologna sandwiches for school lunches, I liked mine with mustard.

Every once in awhile when I'm at the deli counter the bologna or the pickle & pimento loaf draws me in and I long for just one sandwich for old times sake but so far I've held off . I walk away with the oven roasted turkey still longing for bologna .
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Kat: You mentioning the fast before Communion brings back memories. Our whole town was Catholic and before school we all went to mass and Communion. It was a ritual. If someone didn't go to Communion we all thought they did something naughty. Anyway, one of the big deals was being able to have breakfast after Mass in your class room. My favorite was a fried egg sandwich on toast with grape jam. And always Oreo cookies and hot chocolate out of a termos. Things you remember. All this was not a problem at the school because we had nuns for teachers.
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these are great memories to remember i've enjoyed reading yours....

i just had another one while reading the thread - i hope i'm not the only one here that got to enjoy eating dinner (sometimes a swanson fried chicken tv dinner) on a technological breakthrough the tv dinner tray while watching the tv ....

PS: the tv dinner tray importance in american life maybe probably for the worst? i think is not given enough attention - it made it OK to leave the dinner table gather in front of the tv and eat - instead of conversation among the family however little or great there was around the table - there was now a passive shared experience with not so much conversation or maybe it helped create opportunities for more - depends...
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On Sundays mother would serve the big Sunday meal in the early - mid afternoon..it was called dinner...there was no lunch on sundays never on sundays...this was chicago...mother was from a midwestern farm

sometime in the evening we had supper which was usually sandwiches from the leftovers from dinner....i can remember watching elvis while eating a meatloaf sandwich and the beatles while eating a lightly buttered salted and peppered cold chicken breast on white bread sandwich with cold glasses of whole milk......

i grew up thinking this was pretty common..not so sure it was or is lately?

is this foreign to anyone of youse...

what was the custom at your house and where did you live


I can relate! Born and raised on the South-Side of Chicago so "USE GUYS" listen up and I'll tell USE GUYS a CUPLA 2 or Tree things!

Sunday we ate our big meal around 2 PM. Later in the evening while grandma was watching Julia Child's and mom had the Tom Jones show on flipping back and forth between him and Lawrence Welk.....we ate sandwiches, Italian Beef, Perogi's, etc.................

I remember those days like they were yesterday!
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I remember those days like they were yesterday!
Yeah, they're starting to fade from my memory , too!
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Every once in awhile when I'm at the deli counter the bologna or the pickle & pimento loaf draws me in and I long for just one sandwich for old times sake but so far I've held off . I walk away with the oven roasted turkey still longing for bologna .
Before RE I sometimes gave in to that urge and picked up a pre-make poor boy sandwich at the deli. It usually was on a rainy frustrating day a w*rk; they were so big I'd keep 1/2 of it for another day. Haven't craved bologna since retiring, may lose some weight yet.
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I'm a southern boy. German grits? Come on.
My DH loves southern style grits with eggs, over easy, and sausage or bacon on the side. He likes to mix the grits up with the eggs. I always thought this was kinda wierd until I met a fella from Mississippi who informed me this was the proper way to eat grits. Not much into grits myself, but DH swears I cook 'em up just right.
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I have not heard of Goetta. I remember eating breakfast consisting of Cream of Wheat and Fried Mush (cornmeal sliced and fried) with syrup. I usually order Fried Mush at Bob Evan's Restaurant!

I had peanut butter sandwiches every day for lunch in elementary school. I still like peanut butter!
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Every once in awhile when I'm at the deli counter the bologna or the pickle & pimento loaf draws me in and I long for just one sandwich for old times sake but so far I've held off . I walk away with the oven roasted turkey still longing for bologna .
Fried bologna, topped with melted American processed cheese and French's yellow mustard on white bread was a favorite snack I would share with my Mom on her 1 day off. Nice memories...
I splurge on real bologna and make that every once in a while. I freeze the leftover bologna in ziplocs for the next time.
Making that sandwich makes me feel like a kid again.
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I have not heard of Goetta. I remember eating breakfast consisting of Cream of Wheat and Fried Mush (cornmeal sliced and fried) with syrup. I usually order Fried Mush at Bob Evan's Restaurant!

I had peanut butter sandwiches every day for lunch in elementary school. I still like peanut butter!
Once my mother tried to feed me 'fried mush'. I actually took a bite or two. When she left the kitchen I dumped it onto the back porch for the raccoons (something ate it).
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these are great memories to remember i've enjoyed reading yours....

i just had another one while reading the thread - i hope i'm not the only one here that got to enjoy eating dinner (sometimes a swanson fried chicken tv dinner) on a technological breakthrough the tv dinner tray while watching the tv ....

PS: the tv dinner tray importance in american life maybe probably for the worst? i think is not given enough attention - it made it OK to leave the dinner table gather in front of the tv and eat - instead of conversation among the family however little or great there was around the table - there was now a passive shared experience with not so much conversation or maybe it helped create opportunities for more - depends...
Yep - and we were tortured with Lawrence Welk on black and white tv.

Also took years before I would go near Swanson Hungry Man, Quaker Oats, Ralston Purina, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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