I Remember…My Grandparents and Dishes

   Posted by: John   in I Remember...

I remember going to visit my grandparents on occasion.  They lived 971 miles away from us, so we didn’t get to go very often, usually once every other year.  Anyway, I don’t ever remember Grandpa doing any cooking at all. That was Grandma’s job, and she was good at it. For that matter, I don’t ever remember Grandpa taking things from the fridge and making a sandwich. If it was already on the table for lunch or something, that was different, he’d put something together then. Of course, with the small kitchen they had, it was difficult for two people to prepare food.

But, when the meal was done, I remember Grandpa ALWAYS helping with the cleanup and dishes. Grandma washed, and he dried and put the dishes away. When they traveled in the motor home, it was the same thing. She cooked, but he always worked with her on the cleanup.

This is one of the things that come to my mind when Laura and I finish a meal. Most of the time we get things put away and get the kitchen work done together. It’s a small thing, but I find it is very satisfying to do it together.

I hope that our kids reflect on how we do the simple but necessary household things together and do that with their sweethearts when that time comes. Not only does it keep the house neat, but it maintains a bond of togetherness that I think is missing from so many families.

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