Monday, August 29, 2011

Sold, home and sweets

- Traveling down to visit my family in south Georgia / north Florida and making my usual stop at Stripling's General Store on the way. Two nice men ask if I will try their barbecue sauce. It's their family business, always sold at Stripling's, etc. I know how hard it is to sell things, so I buy a bottle (and it is tasty.) I only notice the logo after arriving at mom's. :) The "butt" in the title refers to the part of the pig most commonly used for pulled pork. You can read about the company and see that crazy logo better here.

- Arriving at the assisted living facility and sweet Velma hugs me and says, "I didn't know you were coming home this weekend!" I hadn't been thinking of this as home, but home is where my mom is, I think.

- At church on Sunday morning, brother-in-law passes pieces of butterscotch candy down to me and niece Amanda. He always has individually wrapped candy to give to kids at church and I am happy to be thought of as one. :)

13 comments:

LL Cool Joe said...

I wish your brother-in-law went to our church, I could do with some butterscotch candy on a Sunday. Rather that than Butt sauce I have to say. :D

Granny Annie said...

I must say that the picture on the butt sauce has caused me some concern. Is the pig's head backwards and the butt in front or is the bra on backwards? I guess that doesn't have to do with anything but I can't enlarge the picture enough to figure out the character. Good pulled pork with the right sauce is fantastic!!!

OUr family lived a lot of places when I was growing up and wherever they were was always home, even after they moved to places I never lived in at all...it was home as long as mother was there. Even when mom was alone in the nursing home, my sister and I fought over the napping on the couch in her living room as the dream couch and definitely "home" with mother.

My grandmother always passed down half pieces of spearmint gum to us in church. Her purses all smelled like spearmint gum. To this day,if I smell that gum, I think of grandma.

Jannie Funster said...

You are the sweetest big kid I know,Lynn!

I wonder if the company is any relation to Stripling-Blake we used to have here, building supplies. Probably not.

I LOVE old general stores. Do they make and sell fudge there? My fave kind of old store. With aged hardwood floors?

Happy Monday, good buddy! Speaking of Monday, and other days, did you know Tuesdays are generally the most productive days for workers? Just lettin' ya know. It popped up as a bit of trivia on Kelly's phone.

xo

happygirl said...

My grandpa used to give me Brachs butterscotch candies to keep me quiet in church. I love that memory. And thank you for the prayers. I can't imagine how bad it would have been without them.

desk49 said...

a trip
a butt
a howdy doo

Two men
sold some
sauce to you

Home is where
the heart is
any homes will do

sweets for the sweet
pass one to the niece
and one to the kid in you

Lynn said...

Joe -

That sauce was good! Left it with the family though. :)

Granny Annie -

I don't know - I think that is the craziest logo ever. A good story about how he got the sauce recipe on the website.

It's lovely to see so many of our my mom's favorite things from home in her ALF apartment - it makes it seem homelike when I go in.

And associating someone with a nice smell - lovely.

Jannie -

Thank you, my friend. :) You are sweet, too.

I've blogged about Striplings before - it's where I stop for the health break. :) It's the place with the giant pink pigs in front.

Happy Monday!

xoxo

Happygirl -

I'm glad I could help you summon up a great memory like that.

And yes, lots of prayers for you guys in harms way.

Ellis!

Howdy do and where ya been??? Love the poem, my friend, and thank you for it!

ileana said...

What a funny name for a sauce, but I admit, I'm curious to see how it tastes.

Home is where the heart is, chica...so I guess you have more than one home, huh?

Yummy! I love butterscotch candy. It's nice to be thought of as one of the kiddies. Maybe they'll also card you at the store the next time you try to buy wine. That's always sweet. :)

Fireblossom said...

Candy makes a wonderful time machine. ;-)

Riot Kitty said...

That sauce is hilarious! Being a vegetarian I did not know about the pork butt. I feel informed now.

Lynn said...

Ily -

It is tomato based, but has mustard in it - I liked it very much.

I get carded all the time, by people who think you can't be too careful. I always say thank you. :)

FB -

It does and my BIL smokes, so this is a way of keeping him occupied during church.

Riot Kitty -

I'm glad I could do that for you. Hehe.

TALON said...

Awww, you're so right about Mom and home, Lynn :)

Anil P said...

'Kids at church' is the 'child at heart' that never outgrows, nice to be considered so, always.

Striking label no doubt.

Home is indeed where the heart and attachments are.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow! What a name- I always like "Open Pit" best- can't find it at stores anymore...
Tough to switch up on "Old Home" I think.
I tend to eat butterscotch at work- but tourists keep making it sell out around town.