Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Eat 'til you see the little Mexican boy"

"Eat 'til you see the little Mexican boy."
Ruby Opal Heath Boykin - Mother "B"

Mother "B", my grandmother, had such unique ways of getting us to do what she felt was the right thing to do. She owned several bowls like the ones above. When we spent the night with her she would serve different foods in these bowls such as her wonderful chili con carne, soup, chips and chili con queso (always made in her cast iron skillet), King Ranch Chicken, or else cold cereal... which was always a snack and not a meal at her home.

Here is Mother "B" with my two younger brothers when we were living in California. Two of my grandmother's sayings were:

  • "These earrings are too big. I look like the lead horse in a circus."
  • "Now go to sleep so the little boys and girls in China can have the sun."
I can't wait to try out my new bowls.
I'll make chili for old times sake...
and eat 'til I see the little Mexican boy.


I found these four bowls today at a "junk" store.
Needless to say, I snatch them right up.
$9 for the set.
They are priceless in my mind of memories!

I'm barely getting in under the wire to help Laurie celebrate
Bargain Hunting and Chatting.
Give her a visit for some wonderful finds!
Thanks, Laurie.

One Tuesday I'll be linking to
The Gypsy Corner
for Three or More hosted by Tam.
Wait until Tuesday and come see what treasures have been posted.