The Best Breakfast!



When I was a kid, the best breakfast was cooked and served by my Aunt Nell!

International House of Pancakes didn’t have ANYTHING on her!

She cooked those grits to perfection…

Her country ham and biscuits were unsurpassed…

And the fact that she let us kids drink Pepsi with our meal was freaking ingenious!

Clearly, she was a woman ahead of her time!

But, the thing that I remember most of all about breakfast with my Aunt Nell was her unrivaled ability to spin a good yarn!

I’m talking about good ole Southern Mama storytelling!

Baby, “captivating” ain’t the word for it!

From the moment Aunt Nell began to tell a tale, everybody in the room was completely mezmerized!

She’d intonate…

She’d gesticulate…

She’d immediately grab your attention and hold you in complete suspense!

A masterful comedienne, Aunt Nell’s timing was IMPECCABLE!

By the end of each story, EVERYBODY would be in tears laughing as she calmly sashayed away to tend to her dishes….completely unbothered!

In essence, she ALWAYS dropped the mic…


And, as you might have guessed, I wanted to be just like her!

And so…

A lot of the sass that you “hear” from LadyG can be directly linked to my Aunt Nell.

And, as I sit here, approaching my 50th birthday, I can’t help remembering her and everyone else who poured so much into my life; especially her husband, my Uncle Leroy!

I’ve mentioned him a few times before.

At any rate, one thing’s for sure, I’ll always think fondly of Aunt Nell, and will, no doubt, burst into ugly laughter whenever I do!

In this way, she’s just as much alive today as she was in that Alabama kitchen from 1975.

Trust me, she’s here–between every line.

RIP Aunt Nell.

Love and light LadyG





14 thoughts on “The Best Breakfast!

  1. I know I’m kinda late to this conversation but I want to add an AMEN to Cuz Gwinn’s testimony about those breakfasts of Aunt Nell!

    Pepsi with breakfast was a treat I’d never had until Aunt nell. I still drink diet cola with my breakfasts.LOL

    I don’t know if Eric was the one who prompted the extra grits but he sure COULD be the one. That boy could (and still can) put away some grits.

    Some of my fondest memories and good times were spent at Uncle Leroy and Aunt Nell’s.

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    1. Thanks for chiming in cuz! That Pepsi for breakfast was something serious wasnโ€™t it?! Though I was very young I will always remember those days with my big cousins with great fondness!
      So it was ERIC with the grits huh? LOL!!!!!!

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  2. Annie Scott

    Wow! Amazing memory! Thanks Gwin for this vivid memory of my mom. Yes, she was an amazing person with a lot of love for her family. She loved to cook, nothing fancy just good old fashion southern viddles.

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    1. Of all of the readers, your approval is most appreciated since I am talking about your dear mother. She really was an awesome person and we ALL adored her! Isn’t it fun going back in time like this? Love you cuz!

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      1. Annie Scott

        Lol my approval you have! Yes it took me back to another memory of Saturday morning breakfast when she would always have to cook an extra pot of grits just for that someone special in the family that loved himself some Aunt Nell grits! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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        1. Hey wait… itโ€™s NOT Uncle Jimmy! Are we talking Ron, Eric or Angelo? Best believe it was ALL three of them jokers! Iโ€™m just going by the fact that you said โ€œAunt Nellโ€ which rules out Jimmy and Ernest. LOL. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Thank you Roger ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not sure if there are any recordings of her but I can tell you that I would be so thrilled and surprised to find that there are.
      That said, you got me wondering! I’m going to have to ask my cousin ๐Ÿ™‚

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