Coffee and memories.

The sour fruit called kamias
@Lucky15 (33687)
Philippines
June 14, 2016 6:11pm CST
The aroma of the coffee made me remember our grandfather, our father's father. And unlike coffee, i have sweet memories of him. Me and my older brother (#9) grew up with our grandfather. He was our guardian for ou parents are.both.earning somewhere in other province. We didn't drink milk when we were supposed to be, instead we have coffee. This coffee which he made. Made in the sense that it is not.from coffee beans, but.roasted rice. Yes, he will.took his time.roasting them, grind.and boil. Smells.heavenly. We also ate with just a ripe banana as our "ulam" or viand, picked from his plants or that of sour.fruit and dipped in a "bagoong"(fish sauce/paste) in a soup bowl made out from a coconut, we call that "duyog". This memories, when we told them to our nieces and nephews, they get surprised and amazed how.we have survived with those meals. We surely have survived because we are more appreciative rather than complain. By the way, our.grandfather died silently on the afternoon of October 21, 1987. We didn't see that coming, thought he was just sleeping. Any memories of.your.grannies?
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@sol_cee (18222)
• Japan
14 Jun 16
A taste of simple life which made you more appreciative towards life. Thanks to lolo.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Thanks to lilong ;)
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@Corbin5 (119782)
• United States
14 Jun 16
You really were taken good care of by your grandfather. I know you miss him. I loved my grandparents. My grandfather, my dad's father, was our favorite of all the grandparents.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I miss him. And maybe the reason why i always hug this nephew of mine who has the same face, voice, mannerisms as our grandfather. I somehow inherited his deep voice too. Lol
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@JudyEv (137449)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Jun 16
Having your grandfather look after you would have been quite an experience. Was it quite common for older folk to mind their grandchildren in this way?
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
They even say that the best kids are their grannies.
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jun 16
my grandfather was a gentle man inhis ways and also a gentman hje was my go to person always when I could not find mty mom and he was her father so g entle like he was
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Sweet grandfather he is
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 yes he was a darlng a wonderful m,an
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@SIMPLYD (84872)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Oh rice coffee ! I miss that too . We used to also drink that at breakfast when our grandparents by father side were still living . They influenced us in my father's house , since father likes it so much too , that our helper would regularly make them each morning , for breakfast . It stopped when our helper got married .
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Maybe i would try roasting some. Lol
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@SIMPLYD (84872)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Yes try it . It's delicious , i assure you .
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jun 16
Not so much my grandfathers as my grandmother. You have some good memories.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I had...depsite the.young age i spent with him
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@just4him (128870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 That's good.
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@sabashekh (1231)
• Bhopal, India
15 Jun 16
It seems you have got good memories .. Well I hardly lived with my grandfather as he expired when I was nearly 4 .. Yeaa my grandmother lives with me .. Its indeed a pleasure living with her .. We share countless stories and share a great bond .. We go for a walk and surely I have countless memories with get to cherish all my life :*
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
True. And keep those memories
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• United States
15 Jun 16
When you mentioned coffee and your grandfather I have to say I have the same memories. My grandfather used to let me share his coffee when I was young and even now I say my grandfather made me the coffee addict I am today
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Hahaha. Glad that youhave that memory.of him. :)
@jaboUK (55200)
• United Kingdom
15 Jun 16
That's the best way to go - in your sleep. Glad you have some lovely memories of your grandfather.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Indeed janet. He prepared lunch and we knownhe took his.afternoon nap. Would rather go the same way
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@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
my grandma has the best coffee in the world. her children (except my dad) brew their coffee and they always make me taste it everytime i visit them. coffee reminds me of a lot of people, not just my family. some are sad memories.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@MGjhaud haha. The latest one. Haha
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@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
oh is it the lovers who broke up in mcdo then the girl went in for a meal alone and she paused to look at the table where the breakup happened?
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@MGjhaud yeah..lss. hahaha
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@koopharper (6905)
• Canada
15 Jun 16
My grand parents lived in Europe while I've always lived in North America. I only got to see them a few times. My dad's parents visited us once in awhile while my mother's dad visited only once in my lifetime. We did go and visit them when I was ten years old. They are good memories.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
I bet you have the best of bonding moments
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• Canada
15 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Seems like such a long time ago now.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
@koopharper decades...it has been decades ;(
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@kayshope (1370)
• Thermal, California
15 Jun 16
reminds me of my dad. I knew when I went to his house if he was up in the morning by smelling his coffee. I miss him..
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Oh..coffee surely has great memories
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@kayshope (1370)
• Thermal, California
17 Jun 16
@Lucky15 seems to bring friends and family together. For those special times and moments. have a great weekend there. take care ...
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• United States
15 Jun 16
My grandfather used to sit behind me in church and smack me in the back of the head if I didn't stand up fast enough when we started to sing. lol It was all in good fun. He passed away a year ago...
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Aww. Sorry to hear that
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• United States
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 It's alright. We have a lot of good memories of him. :-)
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@marlina (79707)
• Canada
21 Jun 16
Both sets of my grandparents had so many kids that it was hard to get "real" attention from them.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
22 Jun 16
We grew up with him. And i am.glad that we did ;)
@ridingbet (60771)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
my late grandfather also prepared rice coffee for us and it was sweet
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
17 Jun 16
Different from the.coffew beans.;)
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@solitary (261)
16 Jun 16
it looks nice ! i love it !
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Thanks ;)
@thelme55 (15230)
• Germany
15 Jun 16
I remember that coffee made of roasted rice. My grandmother used to make that for us in the early 60's. It was good and it smelt good. A comforting drink for the whole family. What about the sugar for this rice coffee? We sweetened it with dark brown sugar from sugar cane. Thanks for reminding me my childhood with my grannies.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Coffee from.rice is different right? Smell is.great
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@trivia79 (7887)
• El Segundo, California
15 Jun 16
yay! i just posted a discussion also about coffee lol
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Ay..haha. will.check that :))
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Jun 16
I never really knew any of my grandparents, since my mother was 39 when I was born. They were all gone by then.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
It was my grandmother whom i hadn't seen ;(
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@shshiju (10557)
• Cochin, India
15 Jun 16
We have also coffee beans and make our own coffee powder. It smells good.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
15 Jun 16
Coffee really smells.goo :)