Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Life is a bowl full of ....
When my Great Gram was still with us, I would go to visit her once a week, usually every Tuesday. She looked forward to these visits as much as I did. I can remember going into the house and she would have even put on lip stick. I would take her on whatever errands she had to do. From visit to visit, she would make me and the kids the best lunches. I would tell her not to make such a fuss over us, but she explained that she loved to try new recipes and it just didn't mean as much doing it for herself. She was the only one to get me to try different foods like spiced canned peaches, home made sauerkraut, and iced coffee, just to name a few.
One visit, she had a Blue Willow bowl full of cherries. Gram had mentioned she had seen it in a magazine and loved the color of the cherries contrasting with the blue. She had the magazine page ready to show me. She said she had the cherries sitting in the bowl since yesterday and wouldn't eat one, because once you start eating them you can't stop. She wanted to share what she had seen. As she grinned, she said "Now, we can eat them!"
When Cherry season rolls around, I can not resist putting cherries in a Blue Willow bowl. Each time I do, I can still see the smile on her face from so many years ago.