“Grab and growl, supper’s ready!”
I first heard the saying grab and growl from The Deer Hunter. After we were married I learned the saying came from Miss Cindy’s parents. For years, I assumed it was a family saying until I ran across it in a few books-one of which is It’s Not My Mountain Anymore written by Barbara Taylor Woodall. Barbara’s mother used the phrase grab and growl, among others, to gather her brood around the table to eat in the same way The Deer Hunter’s family does.