Many of us are stacking with the end goal of having something to leave our loved ones: a jump start on their future: a little security, a legacy or least a good story to be told after we are gone. Precious metal is a large part of what we are planning but it is important to remember that there is more to what you are leaving then the metal. Your actions and habits become part of what you leave too, it is your story and you can write it anyway you want. We want to make sure that we leave not only the physical metal but skills and ethics that are as solid as the metal.
The world today is all about, fast easy and comfort. Well anyone that has actually succeeded in the world will tell you that none of those equal success. With all the posts that we do about the miners work you can see that he is a slow, methodical, do things right the first time kind of guy. One of the reasons we have been together for so long is that we both have an ingrained respect for doing things more traditionally and understand that hard work is not easy work.
There are many ways to do things and often the hard way will give you the best results.
This weekend is the Miners birthday and one of the presents I have planned is his favorite meal, in our family it is our tradition that we have a family meal with all of us together, we do not go out to a favorite restaurant to celebrate, I cook and we all spend some time around the table laughing and making memories.
Everyone has a favorite and The Miners is a family recipe his Grandmom passed on to me, and only me LOL. It takes about a day and lots of attention to make and I started yesterday, We call it Granny’s noodles, homemade egg noodles with succotash made with large lima beans and fresh corn,a whole chicken and gravy.
This was a dish she always made in early summer when the first crop of beans and corn were ready, which is right about this time of the year, so this meal is one that reminds him of childhood memories, to me this is a gift that can not be bought or replaced. Today for Sunday dinner(a tradition that our family is trying hard to sustain because we all want the little ones to have that memory of dinner at Grandmamas and Papas every week) all our boys will be here and it is the first year our grandbaby will be part of it, what a cool feeling to think of the traditions and memories we are making for us, our kids and theirs. Here are a few pics of the making of the dinner:
I learned a lot more from her than how to make her noodles,
You will see here in the picture
the noodles are not all symmetrical like from a machine, when I first made them it was very important to me that they were the same to make a perfect dish, she told me that for the dish to be right the noodles have to be uneven,the different textures hold the flavors differently and makes the dish better. So now my noodles, are all different shapes, sizes and thickness, none of them are perfect alone but together they are, just like our family. Sort of a Hallmark kinda story but that does not make the message any less true. So Stack away, but love, laugh and remember not everything has to fit into a perfect image, just your perfect image.
Here are the final results-
So my thought for today is stack the metals but don’t forget to stack the memories too, it is never all about money even true money like gold and silver. I would love to hear your thoughts