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Secrets of the Old Farmhouse - Part IX

 
When Jill started making Seth's favorite cheese biscuits to accompany their stew for supper she had no idea that she was stirring up memories from the past as well,  but seeing a shadow move across the kitchen doorway out of the corner of her eye got her attention.  She called to Seth, who came running when he heard her scream.
 
Shaking, Jill told him she was sure she felt a hand touch her shoulder as she bent over to put the biscuits in the oven, so together they searched the house and farmyard carefully but found no one.
 
When supper was ready Jill put the basket of warm biscuits on the table and turned to dish up the bowls of stew; returning to the table she saw that one of the biscuits had been broken in half.
 
Telling Uncle Jake about this strange occurrence the following morning, Jill and Seth were taken aback when he began to laugh.
 
"Sounds to me like Catherine's father was joining you for supper," Uncle Jake said, "cheesy biscuits were his favorite food, and they only had them at the beginning of the year, because their relatives in Wisconsin always sent them a big wheel of cheddar cheese for Christmas."
 
(To be continued) 
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where the cue this week is "cheesy"
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24 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love
    Cheesy biscuits?

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    1. Exactly, Paul! That's the best part of dining at Red Lobster, their Cheddar Bay Biscuits almost melt in your mouth! :-)

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  2. Your story always leaves me with a big smile. Love the reason for the cheesy biscuits in the beginning of the year. I think I need some relatives in Wisconsin to send me a cheese wheel for Christmas, but alas, I have no relatives in Wisconsin. I suppose after I'm gone, I might haunt around my daughter's house looking for some Christmas cookies.

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    1. Thanks Val, I am having fun writing it. I know historically that cheese wasn't something commonly on the table in Midwest farm country back in those days, so I did a bit of research to find out where it was... and thus they have relatives in Wisconsin, cheese making capital of the country since the late 1800's! :-) I have already told my children that I plan to come back and haunt them, my daughter says that's really creepy! ;-)

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  3. Sounds like the family is getting closer and closer, even past the years that separate them.

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    1. I think you've just identified the heart of this story, Mimi, healing that transcends even the generations of from before. I suspect it was no accident that Jill and Seth came to live here, they were needed.

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  4. At least he's a kind visitor who enjoys her cooking. Well told.

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    1. Well, in past episodes we've learned that he was a willful controlling husband and father, intent on standing by the law with little compassion or regard for how this hurt his family. But maybe, just maybe there are reasons for the way he is... and maybe he'll come around yet. He seems to have a soft spot for Jill and her cheesy biscuits!

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  5. excellent story incorporating what we all might agree was a difficult prompt word.
    extrallent* using the on-going story, which in it's own right a very, very readable series.

    *not a 'real' word

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    1. Zoe did indeed challenge us with this one, Clark, but it looks like we all rose to the occasion! I'm enjoying finding ways to weave my story which will utilize the cue of the week without compromising the flow of the tale. I love your new word, "extrallent", I use made up words all the time, as Papa Bear could tell you. I appreciate your encouraging comments!

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  6. I have always got cheesy biscuits in the house so this place will be haunted too one day! I agree with Clark how good it was to include it in your serial.

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    1. Awesome, Old Egg! I look forward to the opportunity to go a'haunting when I pass over, and I hope it's possible to do so. Like Val, I would probably be drawn to whoever is baking sweets! This week's cue had me scratching my head a little bit, but then I found a way to use it to present another side of Catherine's father who we've all come to think of as a very mean-spirited man.

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    2. Nothing like a ghost hanging around for the good stuff!

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    3. True, Deborah! :-) There's a whole family of ghosts making appearances at the Old Farmhouse. It could get a little crowded!

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  7. Oh I LOVE this story, Josie--and my mouth is literally watering, wanting those biscuits!!

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    1. Thank you Stella! I know, now I'm wanting some too! Might have to make some this weekend. :-)

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  8. I like cheese scones too.............just saying

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    1. I do too, Jo-Anne! I purchased them once from an airport shop in Savannah, Georgia of all places. :-)

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  9. Got a recipe??? Dont mind if he visits here if I get cheesy biscuits out of it either!!!

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    1. I have an awesome one I use for drop biscuits, Zoe, I just put it up in a new post for you. I like drop biscuits because they are so easy (translate, I am so lazy)! Ghosts for dinner are good fun, ghosts at bedtime, not so much. ;-)

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  10. A delightful mix of spine tingles and warm sentiment!! love it.

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    1. Yes, kind of a sweet n' scary thing going on here, thanks! :-)

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  11. Your story just gets better and better! My husband has ancestors from Wisconsin, and he loves cheese! Hmmmm....

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    1. Thank you so much Pat! I bet he loves cheesy biscuits too! :-)

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