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"Come Home, It's Supper Time"

Updated on September 12, 2014

Echoes of my childhood…

In all my remembrances of yesteryear, there is one that stands out far above all the rest.While I thought it was fun to play with my favorite friend Vincent, and it was fun playing ball and looking for crawdads in the creek... Hoopy Hide, Fox and Hound and playing marbles, but no matter what I was doing around 5 PM each day, my mind was tuned to that sound of mom, calling us kids in for supper!No matter what I was into or where I was at the time-nothing, held preference over our family’s suppertime.The one time during the day that the family could all gather as a family unit around the kitchen table for supper.Many years later after the family unit had been broken by death of a family member and even now at times, my mind carries me back to that fresh aroma of homemade biscuits and gravy, of fried chicken or even those tasty pork chops the way only mom could prepare them with fried potatoes and onions, huuummm!

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mom's birthday

"It’ll put meat on your bones"

I didn’t think anything could compare with momma’s home cooking, and as a child I marveled at how she always knew just when to put in another ‘stick’ of wood while cooking on that old wood stove.There were no gauges to tell her the temperature, just the fire in the wood box and the little air vents, yet her biscuits would melt in your mouth and I recall suppertime was always a happy time for the whole family.After remodeling she got herself a new kitchen with electrical appliances and I remember hearing her say, “This is going to take some getting used to…” but she caught on, and fast, I don’t remember her having any difficulty in feeding dad and us kids.My momma’s cookin’ was outa this world-- “It’ll put meat on your bones,” I remember hearing her say.

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"Come home, come home It’s Suppertime"

In remembering all the pleasantries of suppertime at home, I can’t help but remember mom singing and humin’ as she labored about her kitchen.In the later years of mom’s life she loved to watch a gospel quartet, the Inspirations on TV as they sang the old time gospel songs.George Younce was the bass singer, mom’s favorite musician because he resembled a favored nephew by marriage.You see, my mom had a very strong faith in God, and I learned from her that as God’s children, we would someday gather around the Lord’s table up in heaven.She would pause and hold her head back and I remember hearing her as she sang along, “Come home, come home It’s Suppertime…”

Mom’s in heaven now...

Mom’s up in heaven now, with dad and two of my brothers.Together I believe, they are waiting for my sister, my oldest brother and myself, the rest of the family to join them.Then again as a family we’ll once again sit down around the table not to mom’s homecookin’, but to an even finer meal not made by human hands.That will truly be a banquet, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb...

© 2010 SamSonS


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  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks so much frogyfish for your fine comments and for sharing your own reminisce from your own childhood...

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    6 years ago from Central United States of America

    Beautiful hub, and I'm listening to George Younce still. My mother really liked his singing too. It was at 5:00 that we kids knew to be near for supper...and we came running when she called. Memories!

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks Pratonix, for your encouraging remarks...

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    8 years ago from Asia

    Awesome. I love the warmth, the nostalgia, the love for Mom, and brothers, and family... the love of God that flows from your heart through your writing in this hub.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks Loves to Read, for your friendship, your visit and your beautiful comments...

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    Loves To Read 

    8 years ago

    Wonderful hub Sam, i think we were just about the last of that wonderful era when everything was made from scratch. Home cooked food had so much more flavour than all this so called packaged tasteless food of today. I consider we were the lucky ones as we have those great memories. TV's were not a distraction and families did sit and eat together and share in the days stories.

    God Bless

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    -Thanks Springboard for you nice comments and the comparisons between 'yesterdays' moms and moms of today. It is definitely a different era that we live in and I too miss the 'supper-times' of yesteryear.

    -and thank you pilgrimboy for your friendship, your visit and your nice comments...

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    Regan Clem 

    8 years ago from Ohio

    "Come home, come home, it's suppertime." Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    8 years ago from Wisconsin

    Great hub, and great sentiment. You know, that's the one thing I think is sooo lacking nowadays in society. I think its more of an impact than people let on...that is, the lack of cooking mothers and the whole concept of family time at the dinner table at supper time.

    Mom's nowadays pop in a frozen pizza, or rip open a bag of crock pot pot roast (yeah, they bag that crap now...who can't use a crockpot???). Running into women who say "I don't cook" is now the norm. And dinner at McDonald's is too.

    It's sad. At least some of us know what it was like when it wasn't this way, and hopefully we can at least pass it on.

    Even in my own house, I'm the cook. I'm fine with it, but I'm just saying.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks Judicastro, for your encouraging comments; families were grand, but when older ones leave or with the loss of a parent. the family structure starts to crumble...

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    8 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

    Samsons. So sweet I loved the walk with you. My dad was a contractor and he would stay out and check on the jobs as long as there was light. Moms rule was that we wouldn't sit down until dad got home. Sometimes in the summer it would be 8 at night before we would hear his truck roll in the drive. My sister would run to meet him so she could tell him everything that happened during the day. So irritated my mom because she would try to share something and he would say "I know, Alicia told me." I have such wonderful memories of those family times. I still miss them. When I was 13 my dad suddenly passed and because by then my sister was married and it was just mom and me we never had those times again.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thank you so much ellinor for your kindness, yes, there was no one quite like my mom as future hubs will relate to...

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    8 years ago

    Such a good hub- you write so well.You were truly fond of your mum, your writing says it all. Love and light.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks heart4theword, for you friendship, your visit and your more than gracious remarks...

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    8 years ago from hub

    This video clip brought tears to my eyes...I haven't heard this song in so long. In my case, this makes me think of the suppertime memories with my grandmother. She was the best cook, no one has been able to match her since. As you said, there's nothing like gathering around the Lord's supper table. What a time that will be:) Great Hub Topic!

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    Thanks Dave Mathews & ethel smith for your visits and your kind remarks and yes Dave, it wouldn't hurt to have Mother's Day every day...

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    Ethel Smith 

    8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    Thanks for recalling your childhood memories. Mom looks like she was a dream

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    Dave Mathews 

    8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

    samsons1: I'm happy to read about your fond memories. Moms' cooking, every mom is the best cook as the one secret ingredient in every recipe they cook is a deep love, and that love filled every morsel of food she prepared.

    God bless every mother, every where.

    Brother Dave.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks Quill, for your friendship and your encouraging remarks...

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thank you my dear Kristeen, for your ratings and your nice comments...

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    8 years ago

    Thanks for the memories and yes the call home to supper still rings in my ear.

    Blessings and Hugs

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    8 years ago from Michigan


    I voted up and beautiful. I was very moved by the George Younce video. Very nice hub!! Our memories are almost as good as the real thing.

  • samsons1 profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    thanks bayoulady, for your rating, your visit and your gracious remarks...

  • bayoulady profile image


    8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA's supper time,we're going ..last!One of my favorite old classics. I love the way you paralleled the calling to the family table with the calling to the marriage supper!UP!


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