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Butter = Heavenly Bliss!!! 
Apr. 3, 2012 8:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 11:47 am
When I think of butter, memories of my granny flood my mind and I am transported back in time.  I spent many happy hours watching and trying to help her churn butter – more than likely, I was in her way but she never let me know.  The actual making of the butter was a lengthy, arduous task which began with milking the cow and ending with forming the butter in a butter mold or press.

Not only did granny make butter for our family's use but also as a means of bartering with neighbors.  In order to make a butter delivery to one of the neighbors, she and I would walk through a field of grass which contained buttercups.  Granny would stop and pick one of the buttercups and hold it under my chin and say: “Do you like butter?  Let me see.  If you like butter, then you like me!”  Then, she would ask me to repeat the phrase while holding the flower under her chin and sure enough, the yellow reflection would be there on her skin and I knew she liked butter and she loved me!

So now, when I taste or think of butter, I will often think of granny, the happy memories of working along side her, strolling through a field of buttercups and sitting with her at the kitchen table with a tall glass of cold milk, devouring hot biscuits that had been slathered with homemade butter, jam or honey. Heavenly bliss!
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Apr. 3, 2012 8:45 pm
Indeed - Bliss! Good memories. Thanks for sharing.
Apr. 3, 2012 8:52 pm
I grew up on margarine and then that spray stuff. ICK!!!! When I married my husband, at age 29, I learned to LOVE the real deal. Only butter in this house. Excellent blog Shearone!
Apr. 3, 2012 9:08 pm
Beautiful memory... thanks for sharing.
Apr. 4, 2012 7:15 am
Wonderful memory, shearone. Butter is delectible with any use. It is one of the few tastey things I am allowing myself to have. Have you seen Baking Nana's post about it?
Apr. 4, 2012 8:07 am
Ah, that is a sweet memory. I was lucky enough to get some fresh cream a year ago & make butter. There is no comparision in flavor is there?
Apr. 4, 2012 2:10 pm
my mom has a butter mold, and churn. I remember making butter about 50 years ago with them. I did make butter about a year ago but used a immersion blender.
Apr. 4, 2012 3:53 pm
What a wonderful memory. Your grandma sounds like such a sweet woman. My neighbor still has her mom's butter churn that she keeps. I love hearing those stories. : )
Apr. 4, 2012 4:40 pm
Wow, I haven't seen a buttercup in so long I can't remember. Neither of my grandmothers made her own butter, but we did buy it from the egg lady, along with her fresh eggs. How sad that those simple pleasures are largely lost. Your memories are lovely, thanks for sharing them.
Apr. 5, 2012 6:39 am
Baking Nana - Thanks for stopping by - yes indeed, they are precious memories!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:40 am
Candice - yea for butter - there is no other taste in the world like it!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:42 am
Marie C. - thanks for sharing my beautiful memory!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:44 am
Hello Mike Harvey - so good to see you - been praying for you. Butter is sooo addictive - one of my great loves!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:49 am
Cat Hill - Our grandson's 1st grade class made butter for us on Grandparent's Day! His comment was, "Nee-na, do you know how much I had to shake my jar? I thought my arm would fall off." Then, he went on to elaborate, "I rolled it on the floor too!" lol We cherished every bite!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:51 am
Oh King Sparta - what I would give to have my grandmother's churn and one of the molds. I often wonder what granny would say about these new fangled appliances!
Apr. 5, 2012 6:59 am
BigShotsMom - Buttercups - one of my favorite flowers! It is funny that you would mention the egg lady because my granny did barter with the egg lady!lol Today, I barter with the egg man - he gives me fresh eggs and I give him bales of hay! Thanks for stopping by!
Apr. 5, 2012 7:12 am
Baker Bee - My granny was and still is my hero. She had 6 daughters and 1 son (who died early in life), my grandfather died when my mother was 5 - so basically, my grandmother raised her children alone. I wish I had half the fortitude she had!
Apr. 5, 2012 7:35 am
Great blog! My grandmother also made butter, they were farmers and GOD loving people who made their living soley off of the land. I miss them very much...and also the way of life we used to once live. Thanks for the memories!
Apr. 5, 2012 10:58 am
nice picture of Pilot Mountain :) A place I always loved visiting when we lived in NC... what a treasure- a memory of someone *making* butter :)
Apr. 5, 2012 12:55 pm
Beautifull memory. Thank You for sharing.
Apr. 5, 2012 12:57 pm
Cliff G - how blessed you and I were. Yes, my ancestors were God loving, hardworking people too. I miss my granny so much. I strive to instill and share with my own grandchildren a lot of the things she taught me. If she only knew :) Thanks for stopping in!
Apr. 5, 2012 1:06 pm
goodfood4ursoul - Oh, it makes me sad you moved away from our lovely state! You probably know the history of the mountain and the indian tribes. We still find arrowheads on our land which always sends chills throughout my body. The picture is taken from our backyard; and if you look closely on my profile, you can see a small plane flying over the knob. I had no idea it was there when I snapped the photo! Thanks for the visit and come back to Pilot soon!
Apr. 5, 2012 1:18 pm
Doubletigers - thank you for visting. I wish you could have known my granny. We would have strolled through the field of buttercups - granny in the middle and you on one side, me on the other taking turns carrying the butter basket and talking a mile a minute!lol
Apr. 6, 2012 6:29 am
Those are some lovely memories. Both of my grandmothers were gone when I was born, so there's always been a bit of a void for those "granny" memories. Hold on to them forever, and share with your children.
Apr. 6, 2012 7:00 am
I, too, had a cherished granny, and I remember helping her churn butter and mold it. I'd give anything to have that churn and those molds! She's been gone 31 years, and I miss her very much still. She was a wonderful lady. We didn't have cows, so the milk for the butter came from a local dairy farm. But all the vegetables, eggs, and pork were "home-grown". I still remember the smell and feel of the smokehouse when I was sent to get a ham for dinner. Wonderful memories! Thanks for bringing them back. Oh, and I love NC...one of my favorite places to vacation. : )
Apr. 6, 2012 10:45 am
lutzflcat - I am truly sorry that you did not know your grandmothers- yes, there is definitely a void in your life. I suspect you are already making memories with any young ones close by and granny always told me one person can make a difference in another's life. I am so thankful you shared part of your day with me!
Apr. 6, 2012 11:17 am
wisweetp - Good gracious, how many times did she & I go inside the smokehouse. There is no other smell in the whole world like it! Your granny sounds like a beautiful soul and I know you cherish your memories as much as I do mine. Thanks for stopping by - I love NC -when I see the mountain, I know I'm almost home!
Apr. 7, 2012 5:46 am
So sweet, so precious!
Apr. 7, 2012 6:36 pm
I so remember the butter cup thing! My sister and I used to do that all the time while growing up in Florida. My grandmother (mom's mom) lived with us from the time I was born until she passed away when I was 16. She was German and was an avid baker. She ONLY used butter in her baking. Her goodies were the thngs of legends. So much so that people in our town wanted her to sell her macaroons, strudel, rosettes, etc. Everything she made, she made with love AND butter! Ahhhh, heavenly butter! Thank you for reminding me of those precious times!
Apr. 8, 2012 8:25 pm
Wyattdogster - thanks for stopping by and your nice compliments.
Apr. 8, 2012 8:27 pm
traceyposner - I wish I had known your grandmother. I know all the goodies she baked were heavenly!
Apr. 10, 2012 12:14 pm
What a lovely story, I've never heard that "buttercup" story, do they really leave behind a yellow color? This is a Butter Home also. Margarine is not food and does not belong in my kitchen. Thanks for the heartwarmer!!!
Apr. 10, 2012 12:51 pm
I love this blog:-) it brought an happy tear To my eye as I remember my gram! We had something special that we used to say to each other too.. It was I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck:-)
Mar. 9, 2013 11:47 am
Shearone Thanks for your comments on my blog. I really like your Granny story and can see why butter has become part of this sweet memory. I just don't think you could get any of this love from oleo. :) God bless. Marjorie
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