Country Music Star Georgette Jones Remembers Her Late Father, George Jones, as We Approach Father’s Day

To remember her legendary father, George Jones, Georgette keeps traditions to celebrate him every Father’s Day. Yearly, she shares their duet “You and Me and Time” with her fans. Georgette co-penned this release, and the intimate video puts a spotlight on the sweet adoration that develops between a daughter and her father.

Each Father’s Day Georgette and her family get together to remember her late father by sharing stories in his memory and eating foods he loved. “He truly loved southern cooking and often ate at his local Hwy 96 Cracker Barrel. He’s from East Texas so boudin sausage, pinto beans with ham hock and cornbread, Cajun food or Mexican food were his favorites,” says Georgette.

Here’s one of her Dad’s favorite recipes:

Tammy Wynette’s Black Skillet Cornbread

  • 2 cups plain cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons (more or less) corn oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease skillet and heat. Combine cornmeal, soda, salt, and flour. Add lightly beaten eggs, buttermilk, and corn oil. Bake in hot oven (450 degrees) about 30 minutes.

*If using self-rising meal omit soda and salt

A story about this recipe from Tammy: “This recipe was taught to me by my mother, Mildred Lee. One day when I was about 9 years old, she gave me the choice of staying home and cooking or working in the fields picking cotton. My choice was to cook. I prepared a meal consisting of meatloaf, pinto beans, fried okra, and cornbread. I made the mistake of putting green cake coloring in the cornbread to make it a pretty color. It didn’t change the taste, but Peepaw wouldn’t eat it. He said he knew it was okay, but it looked like poison!”

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