Sunday, May 19, 2013

Strawberry Bread for Daddy....and memories

We lived on the North Carolina coast for 6 years in a small fishing village and in the neighboring area. While there we would often get fresh produce from the Jones Strawberry Farm in Pelletier. I purchased their small but wonderful little cook book which I have used many times over the years.

There are recipes for strawberry punch, cooler, sauce, pies, jam, cake (yummy), biscuits with strawberry topping,...but today I am baking the strawberry bread. Daddy brought me some strawberries from the farmer's market last week and I am just getting to them...subbed all last week and NOT used to working anymore...

He will be 86,  YES 86 !!! tomorrow...he always loves telling us that he was born on the day that Charles Lindbergh  flew his famous trans Atlantic flight!!! He is grilling steaks for all of us (eleven, I think) on Friday and insisted that we NOT bring gifts this year. It is also our great nephew's 5th birthday and to just bring Simon presents...

So, I will take him his strawberry bread for his "present" tomorrow.

Nuts that my sweet guild friend shelled for me this winter after her husband unexpectedly died and she needed to "fill some time"...I cherish these pecans.

And my handy little grater...fresh nutmeg adds such a special touch.

My "MaDugette's "bowl...isn't it great and I use it all the time!

Here is a good picture of daddy with "his girls"...Melissa, daddy and me...
You know we've not been the same since mama died almost 8 years ago..but he had gone on beautifully with his life at church, friends, cooking and washing, delivering Meals on Wheels, just no more golf because his friends are dead or can not play...he's in fantastic shape and still exercises EVERY day...86 !!

Blessings all,


  1. What a wonderful Daddy. He sounds like my Dad who walked a mile a day in the nursing home! He lived to be almost 99. Sounds like your Dad has a lot of wonderful years with yous yet. Nancy

  2. I enjoyed this post, Kathryn. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ooooo, I love the idea of a whole recipe book of strawberry recipes.
    And I love the fact that your dad is 86 and doing so well. (I have a church friend who is about to turn 90 and still does so many things I hope to be able to do at her age.)

  4. What a wonderful post, Kathy!!! I love it all! We're going strawberry picking one morning this week; I'll have to try your recipe! Love that blue bowl, too! And what a GREAT family photo! I know you treasure your dad...he certainly looks happy hugging his girls. :)

  5. What a great picture of the three of you. One can sure see the family resemblances! How wonderful that your dad will be 86! Mine is 83 and going strong too. Have a wonderful time together on Friday. I bet everyone will love that yummy-looking strawberry bread.

  6. I know your Dad enjoyed your yummy strawberry bread. My mouth was watering from your photos! It's never the same when you lose your mom, is it. Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad!


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