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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

October 30, 2013

Aromatically enticing, the tendrils of steam stirred my very being and gently awakened me, as I added milk and sugar into the mix.
When I was growing up, thanks to my dear mother who never faltered in her efforts to see that my siblings and I were always well fed, I started every school day morning with a bowl of hot cereal.  Mmm, what a way to wake up!!  

Being the morning person that I am not but wish I was, I'd stumble to the table after the third or fourth call to get up came from mom. Some mornings I relied merely on the luscious scent of breakfast wafting in the air to guide me. There awaiting me once I opened my eyes was a kerosene lamp or candle, aglow with soft light, (mom just knew that the subtle flicker of a flame was much more pleasant for gradual awakening in my case). And sitting at my spot was a bowl of Coco-Wheats. 

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