This staying home has finally led to a day where I couldn’t find something to write about. To solve this problem I pulled up a list of journal prompts that I give to my students looking for just the perfect one. I finally found the perfect prompt for me, write about Sunday memories.
Some of my earliest Sunday memories include my grandparents and church. I remember sitting in church with my family including my grandparents. I remember my grandmother teaching me about how to read during church. She would hold the hymnal down so that I could see it also and then she would use her finger to help me to follow along with the words. This was before I was even in school. During the sermon, grandma would reward me with a sour cherry piece of candy. I loved these candies. I wish I could find them again, but I don’t believe that they are made anymore.
After church, Grandpa and Grandma Holst would take my brother and I out to eat. We usually went to Chef’s Hat in Bettendorf. All 4 of us would get the same meal, chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and the salad bar. My grandmother, brother, and I would get the 2 piece chicken dinner and Grandpa always had the 3 piece dinner. They had some of the best friend chicken I had ever had. I wonder if it would taste as good now.
So many wonderful memories of my grandparents, I really wish my children could have known their great grandparents. My girls were gypped when it comes to grandparents, but that is for another slice.