"Have you had your black eyes peas yet? It's suppose to bring prosperity,"
Peas are flavored with collard greens which symbolizes money in many cultures. They also bring good health with fiber, protein, calcium and Vitamin A. Eat them with cornbread because they look like gold. George Washington Carver encouraged people to plant black eyed peas because the plant adds nitrogen to the soil. They are also drought tolerant and free of pests and disease. My grandmother grew black eyed peas in her Oklahoma garden. She loved to fry up bacon in a cast iron skillet and then listen to the black eyed peas sizzle in the pan.
"Michael it's so good to see you." her eyes beam just seeing his smiling face and gentle voice. Grandsons are God's gift to us. New Years is a time to remember traditions and give friendly hellos. Happy New Year Grandma Palmer.