I was born on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. My mom, Izetta, was born in Tennessee and raised in Waterford, Virginia. My dad, Charles Irving, was born in a small town outside of Leesburg, Virginia. Most of my aunts and uncles remained in Virginia. We would drive to the country every Sunday and had wonderful Sunday dinners with relatives. My mom would help cook in their big country kitchens. Nothing says comfort like southern food and. . .good ole' hospitality is truly a southern tradition.
Friday, September 30, 2016
SUNDAY IN RYAN, LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA
My Grand Uncle Edward Harding and me, c1952
He was reading the paper in his favorite rocking chair before Sunday dinner.