November 11 – Daily Feast
I sat on the pine floor behind her wood range and played with my doll while she sang “Beulah Land” and made biscuits for supper. It was a comforting hour, a time of homecoming, an aroma of baking bread and laughter and sharing what happened during the day. E li is, Grandmother, was a caretaker, a person who fed all who came through the countryside with no hope for supper and no place to sleep. She gathered in family and impressed on them the need to help each other; she asked no favors and gave of all she had. She walks in my memory as surely as she ever walked – and surely she walks with others too.
~ I have not forgotten what you told me, although a long time has passed. I keep it in my memory. ~
GERONIMO – APACHE
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler