Attending my Aunt Lenora's funeral this past week brought back many memories. Aunt Lenora was my mama's older sister. She was 92 and the 6th of 15 children. We enjoyed visiting with family and sharing memories of not only Aunt Lenora but other family members as well. I begin thinking-Isn't it finally time to start writing down all those memories?
As Don and I were traveling down to the valley we were visiting in the car with the kids. I didn't travel with my mom (child number 7) to visit her family when she would get a chance to visit. But I remember her bringing back wonderful things. On one trip she brought back huge lemons. They were as big as oranges and grapefruits. My family wasn't sure whether to believe me or not. I begin to question my memory. So thought I'd go to the source. As the story went the large lemons came from Aunt Edna's (she was number 8) back yard. Aunt Edna passed away in 2002 but my cousin Ricky said "oh yes". They are called Ponderosa Lemons and they had a tree in the back yard in town and one out on the farm. So I did remember the lemons correctly and would love to have one today to slice up and put in a glass of ice cold water.
There are a lot more memories of mine and my mommy's to come!