Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Midway Memories : Lemonade and Cherry Pie

I have a vintage aluminum drink mixer, it is two parts…if you put lemon juice, lemon slices, sugar, ice and some water in the bottom part…slap on the top and shake away you can make a tall glass of real good lemonade.  Far Guy and I like lemonade made that way.  It transports us back to Nebraska…Central City or maybe St. Paul where it is hot in August and the only thing that will quench your parched throat is lemonade and lots of it!  Those are the days when you are thankful to work in the diggers right next to the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Stand.

A few weeks ago we happened to have lunch at Perkins on a day when they gave us each a free slice of pie.  I chose Cherry and Far Guy chose Lemon Meringue…we took them home in a box.  One evening I shared my slice of Cherry …I said “Reminds me so much of the church stand under the grandstand in Central City.”  Far Guy said “Exactly.”  It is great to share something that brings back those memories so long ago. 

School started early in Nebraska back in the early 1970’s. The show would open at 4 PM after the kids were out of school and after the day started to cool off.  We would sleep late those days and then wander out to the Merry Go Round and if we were hungry we would head to the Church Food Stand and have a late lunch…with Cherry Pie!  Often times we would break out some cards and play cards on their oil cloth covered tables. Too soon it would be time to go back to work.

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9 comments:

  1. Sweet memories! I have good memories of cherry pie, too. It was my mother's favorite pie (mine, too!) and my grandma always made it for her for her birthday.

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  2. I love cherry pie and rarely ever get to eat any. Sigh. I'm not talking about the fake store bought kind either...I want the real tart cherries, homemade crust, so tender....YUMMY!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Far Guy and Chance.

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  3. we had standard old church booth with excellent home cooked food. The church ladies baked for week for enough pies for the fair run. Sadly it has been discontinued.

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  4. Cherry is my favorite pie. Always reminds me of my grandmother's cherry tree. And who can't love lemonade! Nice memories!

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  5. Lemon is my favorite. So is cherry. Oh, heck, as long as it's pie I love it! Great glance of the past!

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  6. I much loved smell and/or taste can bring back very fond memories!

    I can smell fresh hushpuppies and be transported back 45 years in a jiffy!

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  7. Oil cloth covered tables. I remember so many vague memories with those tablecloths. As always, I love your Midway memories. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Connie and Chance especially, but all the rest of you too. :-)

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  8. Just popping in to wish you and Far Guy a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. They are good memories. My mother loved to make pie and insisted on have the real cherries from off of the tree on the farm. She did eventually use the canned cherries but they were not the same.

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