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Mama Knows Best - Aug 2016

Mama,
Why were you absent from the last issue? Concerned Fan

Well that dang Bubba ran off to Florida to go find Eunice and Ed (his parents). He could not find them and could not get back home. So, this old poor widow woman had to drive to Florida to rescue my grandson. That is why there was no column last month. If anyone sees Eunice, tell her I am going to find her and she will pay.

Dear Mama,
What do you think of Trump’s running mate, Pence? No one to vote for

Well good Lord, all I can think about is toilet paper and not the strong kind. Who the hell thought that through? Not ol’ nest-head I’m sure. Someone please wake me from this election year it is a bad dream.

Mrs. Harper,
When is this world going to just get along? Not signed

That is the million-dollar question. We can hope someday. All this violence going on (Paris, Turkey, police shootings, and Pulse in Orlando) it is worse than a game of Sorry in the Harper house. If I could I would just yell stop, and threaten to ground everyone. Unfortunately, I am not the Mama of the world. All I can say is please stop hating and start loving one another. If we don’t this world is going to just get uglier! Now bring me a beer!

Mama,
What do you think of this new Pokémon Go game? Gamer Heaven

I have seen it all and heard it all. Wake up and smell the coffee! Get a life! Put down your damn phones and talk to another human being; pay attention to the world around you. Do not let some game get you wrapped up in it or you will not see what is going on around you. I say to hell with this game. Just another distraction from real life. Give me a game that means something, like Beermon Go. I could go around finding beer, not imaginary cartoon characters. This world is in big trouble.

 

Here is my recipe as promised two issues ago:
Mama’s Meatloaf

2 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 log Jimmy Dean sausage (I prefer sage)
1 onion chopped
1 cup of saltine crackers, crushed
4 eggs beaten
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
 liberal sprinkle of Italian herbs (I probably use at least 2 tablespoons)

Mix together all ingredients with your hands. Shape mixture into two loaves, grease two 5x9” baking pans and place loaves in pans. Bake 350 F for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!! l

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