Here’s to a sock-soppin’ New Year

first_img Here’s to a sock-soppin’ New Year Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits No matter how many times I washed the greens they still were gritty. I was about to give up and forget about all the good luck the turnip greens would bring to my house in the coming year.But, then, I remembered that a friend washed her turnips in the washing machine.I gathered up the huge mess of greens and stuffed them in the washing machine. I listened happily as the sand was being washed away.I put fresh pork in the pot to boil and be ready when the turnips were washed squeaky clean.When the washing machine quieted, I reach in and gathered the greens that were as clean as a whistle in a dishpan and dumped them in the pot for cooking.Oh, how good they smelled. It was going to be an especially good traditional New Year’s Day dinner.When it was time to take up the greens, they looked a little darker than usual, perhaps, a little more blue than green. Strange?As I dipped the turnip greens from the pot to the waiting bowl, they seemed a little heavy … and a bit soggy… and strange.To my shock, hanging from the spoon, was a sock, a son’s faded blue cotton Sunday sock!The sock had been left unnoticed in the washing machine, gathered for the cook pot and cooked to fading with the turnip greens.Five gallons of greens, ruined! But, then, maybe no one would notice. Surely, the blue dye was not poisonous… But what if … and I poisoned my children, my family?Reluctantly, I gathered the treasured turnip greens and reluctantly walked out to the fence row and dumped my precious cargo. It was going to be a sock-soaked New Year dinner. The blacked-eyed peas and hog meat would have to bring good luck our way, if any luck came at all.The raccoons that devoured the turnip greens were in for a really good year. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Latest Stories Next Up“Going to cheat on New Year’s, are you?” the relative/friend said, and then held up a can of collard greens.“I was afraid there wouldn’t been any greens cooked at my house,” he said, with a smile. “Gotta have greens!”I had gone to the Pig with the full intention of getting fresh greens for New Year’s Day. But, standing there, thinking about all the work involved in putting fresh greens on the table, I retreated and sheepishly grabbed at bag of fresh-chopped collards. I had been on the way to the meat counter for hog jowl when I was caught cheating on collard greens. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Agh Agh Ah!”I was caught red-handed.’I turned, reluctantly, to the voice behind me.center_img By The Penny Hoarder Print Article You Might Like We lost some good ones this year As is my annual ritual, my yearend column pays tribute to Alabama political legends who have passed away during the… read more Published 9:16 pm Friday, January 1, 2021 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell In all my years, I don’t remember not have fresh greens on New Year’s Day.One year, Daddy planted a turnip patch by simply scattering the seeds, helter-skelter. Turnips came up as thick as hops. When we went to gather the turnips, Daddy cautioned us not to step on the turnips.Pharaoh’s Army could have stomped through that turnip patch and there still would have been enough turnip greens to feed all them and us, too.Daddy had planted the turnips in sandy soil and the greens had more sand on them that on the beach at Panny-maw City. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more