Your Summer Memories | Helping Grandma by T.R. Noble

Hi there, everyone! Welcome to Part Three of the Summer Memories series. If you’d like to learn a bit more on what this series is all about, click here!

I will be sharing each story in the order that they were sent to me – just to make that clear!

For today’s post, we have a heartwarming collection of T.R. Noble’s (from Inside Cup) childhood summer memories that she spent with her grandmother. Enjoy!

Helping Grandma

My summers from my childhood dealt with lingering sunsets, cut grass, swimming in the pool, and dreading seeing school supplies appearing in stories when it was July. But what summer also represented, especially when I was younger, were the countless visits to my grandma’s house. Grandma grew vegetables in her garden, had for years, even when my mom, aunt, and uncles were kids.

In the summers, I enjoyed her homemade spaghetti sauce from the vegetables. Even now, every time I smell peppers and onions together, it reminds me of her sauce.

And late in the summer, I would help her snap green beans. It wasn’t a tradition till I was about 13 when I started helping her. Under the shade, we would snap green beans together, just talking about random stuff. She used everything she created in her garden, canned a lot of it.

Grandma always taught me about endurance, and keeping your hands busy. We would sip tea, chat, and snap.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that.


Wasn’t that great? I loved getting to read about the fun summer memories you had with your grandmother, T.R. Noble πŸ™‚ They’re so sweet and reminiscent!

Thanks for reading, everyone! How about you?

What are YOUR favorite summer memories? Let us know in the comments below!

— Maggie

26 thoughts on “Your Summer Memories | Helping Grandma by T.R. Noble

      1. Yeah I’d say lets have snaps and no one outside of a farm family knew what I was talking about. I’m still confused as to what to call butter beans. Some people know what I mean lol And let me say I want snaps AND butter beans, oh my goodness LOL hahahaha

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      2. hahahaha but you know what I’m saying, right? Some people say oh limas but I don’t think they are. Limas are bigger, mushier and lighter in colour. Butter beans are greener, and have a thicker flesh to them, Maybe they are in the lima family. I don’t know. All I know is I will order snaps and butter beans and hubby will immediately look at the baffled waitress and say, “she wants green beans and lima beans.” I’m always like, I don’t want lima beans hahaha Oh and string beans πŸ™‚ those were pretty much snaps that grew on the string trellises in the field, looked like snaps but never got as fat and wouldn’t “snap” when you tried to snap them. They just bend :):) string beans πŸ™‚

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  1. Lovely story! Homemade spaghetti sauce is my favorite sauce ever, especially with garden fresh tomatoes! And freshly harvested green beans-yum!!

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