I remember going to the Tiger Hut, our local burger joint, and thinking my mother was crazy when she asked Mrs. Carolyn Lemley to make her a tomato sandwich.
Throughout the years, I thought mother was crazy alot. My anger I blamed on her. She would laugh and say I had a better “go to hell” look than Scarlett O’Hara. That only made me madder.
This weekend will be my first Mother’s Day without her. I have thought of her so much and I hope that I am reacting in a way that would make her proud. She was always my biggest fan.
The funny thing about mom’s order is I now love tomato sandwiches. But, you have to eat them properly in my book.
Tomato Sandwich Etiquette:
- Fresh road side stand, bragging rights, home grown (or neighbor gifted) in season tomatoes
- Fresh Sunbeam old fashioned bread because the slices are thicker
- Bama Mayonnaise
- Salt and pepper
And, most importantly, if someone is nice enough to “fix” your plate, say thank you and mean it.
I have said mother was crazy and I take after her more every day. I can say that. But you can’t.
P.S. Thank you mom for your kindness and unselfishness. Believe it or not, I am not so angry anymore. And thank you for reminding me that when someone is talking about you, they are giving someone else a break.