Day 1 of my very first blog.
I'm a southerner, born & raised. I've been eating boiled peanuts, watermelon, grits, hushpuppies and cornbread dressing for as long as I can remember. I probably broke in my first baby teeth on hot boiled peanuts. I count amongst some of my first smell memories the indescribable aroma of peanuts & heavily salted water simmering on the stove. Thankfully, I can re-live this revery as often as I like, when the green peanuts are in season. And I do.
Give me a bowl of boiled peanuts & I can not for the life of me stop eating until my fingers are as wrinkled as prunes & coated with more salt than folks use in a week. The only problem is that I like to knit & crochet. A LOT. And I can't do both at the same time.
Some people can't stand boiled peanuts, even southern people.
I had a boyfriend when I was in high school who not only disliked boiled peanuts, that I had built up as one of the best treats ever, but he spit it out & proceeded to make quite a show of wiping his tongue off with a paper towel. We were all speechless. I suppose I don't need to tell you that he wasn't from around here, right?
Believe it or not I have a husband who doesn't like boiled peanuts at all, but I married him anyway. I'm trying to remember if I knew about his aversion to boiled peanuts before we said "I do". My dog doesn't like them either but my children do. At least they turned out o.k.
Close Encounters, Vol. I
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