Punk Rock Parents: Corn Party

Friday, February 03, 2006

Corn Party


As Phi gets bigger and becomes a better eater I get to introduce her to new foods. Just recently she became a carnivore and began eating meats. Pureed versions of turkey and noodles and chicken with apples. Today at lunch at the office Phi had corn for the first time. as I fed her I told her aboout the Corn Parties we use to have.

As a kid, my Tata always had a "parcela" (not sure if i spelled that right. And in it her grew rows and rows of corn. We lived about a mile from my grandparents at the time and I can vividly remember visiting my Tata while he worked out in his corn field. By the time summer started there was a ton of corn ready for picking. Now my Mom is 1 of 9 kids and there are about 30+ grandkids. There was usually a birthday party, or holiday celebration to attend. But during the summer, if there was no reason to celebrate and get together we would have a "Corn Party". My Nana would take this huge "olla" boil up a ton of corn and we would help ourselves and hang out for the day. I was so happy sharing this story with Phi. And then it made me so sad because my Tata's "parcela" days are on hold for now. Between all the doctors appointment, the diabetes and eye surgery he doesn't have the strength the spend an afternoon walking through rows of corn. I wonder if he misses it. If he misses working to grow something that would feed and bring his whole family together.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Okay Mija, you made me cry. I don't know if it's from happiness or sadness. pn

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  2. Anonymous10:32 PM

    woooo, made me cry too, i remember those days. i am sure he misses it as well. is corn still in season, what about a corn party?? rosie p.

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