Summer Sunday Supper

When I was a little girl I would beg my mother, “Tell me stories about when you were a little girl!”

She’d laugh and say, “I don’t have any stories!” But she did! Just simple anecdotes of everyday happenings when she was growing up.

Now that I’m a mother, my children love to hear my “stories,” too!

One Sunday recently I told the girls that we would be having a Sunday supper like we used to have in the summertime when I was a little girl…
…watermelon and popcorn!

We would split the watermelon in half, and everyone just dug in with a spoon! The salty, crunchy popcorn was a perfect accompaniment… and occasionally we would also have homemade fudge or divinity candy! The beverage of choice was sweet iced tea.

It seems like a funny meal, doesn’t it? But it tasted good… and no one ever went away hungry!

Ah, the memories!


  • Keetha Broyles

    Popcorn was OFTEN our Sunday evening meal when I was growing up!!!! Maybe it was something that generation "did." I personally LOVED it.

    We spent the summer of 1984 in Haiti working in a Mission Hospital. Our Sunday evening supper there was popcorn with M & M's and an icy cold glass bottle of coke. That was our FAVORITE meal of the week. The sweet chocolate with the salty popcorn – – – yum. AND, since it was 105 all the time and NO AIR CONDITIONING, that ice cold coke, our only one of the week – – – PURE HEAVEN!!!

    Thanks for the memories.

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