Friday, January 1, 2016
Happy, Happy 2016!
Of course we will be eating black-eyed peas today. You do know this old southern tradition, right?
The oldest explanation for this tradition I found is on Wikipedia. According to Wikipedia, the tradition dates as far ancient Egypt. During the time of the Pharaohs, it was believed that eating a meager food like black-eyed peas showed humility before the gods, and you would be blessed.
It's also said that if you eat only black peas, and skip the pork, collard greens and the accompaniments, the luck won't stick. They all work together or not at all.
So, we will take no chances...Black-eyed Peas Supper (thanks to friend Barb) and greens are also on the menu. I am southern, through and through.
Start the New Year off right.
But not like sister Nan did. Oy...yesterday, she fell on her wet back steps and broke her ankle. She had surgery last night involving pins and pain, so she will be out of commission for a long time. Prayers needed! Bless her heart.
Happy New Year, y'all!
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