Thursday, May 21, 2009

…I like bread & butter, I like toast and jam…

Gollum, of Designs by Gollum is hosting Foodie Friday...the theme is "finger food"....

I am enjoying my homemade sour dough bread toasted with some jam and orange juice…toast is finger food isn’t it???

….The Newbeats…I think they sang it…I like bread and butter, I like toast and jam…now we can hum this all day!!!!!!

… the house is quiet and the dogs are still sleepy…Zoe doesn't look sleepy, does she??? maybe Zoe is just "quiet"...

Buddys eyes are closed….

I’m just sitting here looking at some memorabilia from my parents… Both of their military service pictures and flags…

Some things from my Mom’s military service are interesting. Her official handbag, I think it probably had a shoulder strap, is still in remarkably good condition. Her hat is made of wool and piped in a yellow trim and it’s pretty heavy. My Mom hated hats, any kind of hat but I guess she was required to wear this one. To read more about my Mom click here.

The yellow/gold flag is the one she carried as a flag bearer. Somewhere I have a picture of her marching in formation on a parade ground with her unit…I’ll have to look for that picture. The little flag is obviously hand stamped and lettered and it's pretty fragile.

My Dad, like almost everyone of his generation, served this country in the Navy during World War II. He was a diesel mechanic on the USS Cooner.

The only mementos that I have from him are the picture, flag and his pocket watch. He had a personality larger than life and I chuckle with thoughts about him every day.

Thanks for joining me for a quiet morning with my memories…and if anybody has a good sourdough bread recipe please let me know, I don’t think I like this one very much…




  1. Thanks so much for sharing these special pictures! We owe so much to these men and women and the "Greatest Generation". Have you tried a sour dough bread starter?

  2. I love homemade bread! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

  3. Thanks for sharing --

    Is there anything better than homemade bread and homemade jam!


  4. Yummm, this looks delicious! Great tribute to your parents. ♥ Diane

  5. Sometimes the simpler, the better it taste. Don't you agree? And as I'm writing this post, I can't seem to take my eyes off some of your side photos - like the blue fenton and the blue willow pitcher. How pretty! Stop by and visit my food post; if you like what you see, click on the "Follow" button on the right. Also, think about placing my boutique button on your site for easy access. It's the Gold Frame on the top right side that has porcelain roses. Should you want me to add you to my Food Blog list, just leave me a message.

  6. I hope you have a lovely, long weekend. That was a lovely tribute to your parents.

  7. How wonderful are these photos? Quite!!

    I really enjoy peeking into your blog. ALL of your photos/mosaics are refreshing to my eyes. Your heart is genuine :o)

  8. I love toast and jam too. I use the A in 5 is all over the net!

    Lovely tribute to your dad..perfect reminder why we celebrate Memorial Day!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

  9. Hi! Nothing like some homemade bread - and that smell! Yummy! Thank you, Dear One, for sharing these wonderful pictures! I pray you have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. Oh, that little fuzzy face is just adorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. Hi Becky, My Dad was in the Navy also --and I have no momentos from his days there. He sailed around the world on the Saratoga about 1915 or so. (Daddy was 53 when I was born in 1942.) He was out of the Navy before he and Mom got married in 1919. Daddy did go to China during his Navy years--and I do have some China momentos that he brought Mom.

    Your homemade bread and jam sounds yummy. I used to have a bread maker--but gave it away once I realized that I eat too much bread when it's homemade. Oh how yummy it looks though...


  11. This was such a moving post. How terrific that you have those service momentoes from your mom and dad! My dad was of the same WWII generation (and he also served in the Korean War)--also in the Navy. The only thing I have of his time in the Navy is a moth eaten wool blanket. I have it in a cedar chest and treasure it so. Thank you for such a fine post honoring your parents and all of the others who have and who are now serving our country so we might be able to continue to enjoy our freedoms.

    That little flag-type fabric print your dad's watch is setting on was designed by Cindy Shramp or Schramp. I met her at a craft sale in our area a few years ago. Her hubby, also a career military guy, was with her. They had driven up from the south some where for her to sell her prints and t-shirts. She is the sweetest person and has gone on to have lots of her designs bought from co.s and used in lots of merchandice! A real success story.


  12. I would have the toast and jam with coffee! Yummy! How wonderful that both your mom and dad were in the military. We owe a lot to them and I am so grateful for their service!...Christine

  13. I love toast, jam and coffee! Your pictures looked yummy! I enjoyed reading through your mom and dad's military history. Thank you for sharing and honoring them this Memorial Day Weekend! Oh..thank you also for stopping by! Hugs!!

  14. Becky,

    Buddy and Zoe are so darn CUTE!! I love sour dough bread. If I come across a good recipe I will let you know. Go to my blog and look at my Kramer That is a bookmark for a post I did about him. Have a great holiday weekend!

  15. Great post! That song is stuck in my head now ;)

  16. What a neat post! Love the pups. Great flashback to your Dad too :-) Thanks for participating in Flashback Friday!

  17. I love toast and jam -- thanks for a great Memorial Day post honoring your parents.



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