Friday, January 28, 2011

Grandma Savage's Fried Chicken

Every summer my family would make the trip from Vancouver, Washington to Idaho to visit our family.  One of the things I remember was Grandma Savage's great cooking - especially her fried chicken.  I don't know what she did that made it so good, but it was really wonderful.  Maybe it was the oil that it was cooked in?  Since they lived on a farm, and there was only a little shop with a post office "in town" (really, that was pretty much it except for the LDS church and a school), I assume that Grandma used super fresh ingredients.  With beef cows and milk cows, potatoes, and a vegetable garden, she had lots to choose from.  I remember hogs, too, but not chickens.  They must have been around somewhere.  

Another treat from Grandma Savage was the package that arrived at Christmas time full of cookies and candies. I especially remember her divinity and fudge.  Yum!

Grandma Savage (Marion Rowe Beagles) married my grandfather, Nephi Waldo Savage on April 14, 1926.  She was born in Missoula, Montana on April 21, 1901 to Noah David Beagles and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Price.  Grandma died on March 16, 1984. 

I need to credit GeneaBloggers for the link to "52 weeks of Personal Genealogy and History," created by Amy Coffin, for this great writing suggestion.


  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. It is a great group and, as you have already found out, it is full of ideas to keep you going on your genealogical quests.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  3. Theresa and Bill,

    Thanks for the welcome to Geneabloggers. It is fun to see what others are working on and how varied the blogs are. Now I just need to add a few more hours to each day so that I can keep up with the housework!