Friday, May 2, 2014
If you knew my grandmother well (we called her Meme), then you would know that she loved ice cream. I remember her homemade peach ice cream. If I close my eyes and think of it, sweetness starts to tingle my tongue. If you knew my Meme really well, then you also would know that it wasn’t just a love for ice cream but banana splits! Those were her expertise!! I don’t know how she did it, but she had every ingredient - at all times. Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, hot fudge - they all had prime real-estate in her refrigerator.
My Meme would be proud. This last tuesday we had banana splits.... IN HAITI. It wasn’t easy gathering the necessary supplies. I had to search multiple places and even get a bit creative with substitute toppings but I know she wouldn’t have minded.
She never got to see my journey from Colorado to Arkansas to a little island in the Caribbean that I now call home but I know she would have loved every minute of it. I really believe she would have even come to visit me. She loved to travel! I miss he deeply. But with a plastic bowl, chopped bananas, creamy goodness, walnuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top - she was the first one I thought of. I love you Meme and can’t wait to see you again some day!