A Priceless Picture

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By Paula Deen

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but every time I look at this picture here, only three words come to mind: love, love, love!

I suppose it’s because this picture is what they call a “happy accident.” Chia had been taking photos for the website all afternoon and I was startin’ to fade. Then Jack shows up ‘cause he caught wind that we had a piglet on the set. It was just the pick-me-up I needed. We were thinking that surely Jack would want to sit with me and hold the pig because what little boy wouldn’t? But when we tried to get him to hold the little critter, Jack would have none of it, not for all the tea in China. If you’ve been around kids any, you understand how once they set their mind to something, it’s not likely they’re gonna budge. This was no exception. Jack wasn’t upset or anything; he just shoved his hands in his pockets and looked straight ahead, flashing the most genuine smile.

Chia captured that moment like the pro she is. The priceless look on Jack’s face and the beautiful light coming through the window was nothing short of perfect. And it wasn’t staged. It was a real moment shared between my grandson and me. I especially like how I’m glancing over at Jack, givin’ him this look that says I know full well what it means to be stubborn. See, sometimes we’re like two peas in a pod. We spent the rest of the day laughing and being mischievous, slowing down progress but having a real good time doing it. Funny thing is, that little pig turned out to be more behaved than either of us!

Y’all, I get my picture taken all the time. But this is surely one of my favorites, which is why I wanted to share it with y’all. It holds a special place in my heart and in my home—it’s the only one I display in my kitchen so I can look at it all the time. Pictures like that are rare and so are the moments. Be sure to treasure them.

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Paula, That is truly a cute picture and deserves to have a high place of grander like your kitchen. I to have 2 grandsons and when they were a lot younger I have a picture of them both holding a Easter baby chick...you can tell from their little faces they are not sure they should keep holding or just put them on the ground. Anyway as like you its one of my favorite pictures and stands along in my kitchen ,miss you, your family and your show...Sincerely Bonny Hatcher Dothan Al.

By Bonny Hatcher on January 21, 2014

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm