Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I had company today.
My brother brings my mother to me on Tuesdays
most every week now. 
She doesn't get out to see people, 
so I invite some here so she can
chatter a little with someone other
than me! We talk daily
about nothing and sometimes need
a little help getting new subjects.
I called three friends over...
one my mother's age and 
two closer to my age.


Lunch was bread from the Mennonite bakery
with homemade Pimento cheese and/or
Tuna salad, tomato/basil chips
 and Texas caviar
(black-eyed pea salad).

Remember the PUC? 
(last post...scroll down if
you didn't see...)

Someone was asking for a cake of 
their very own...so I did make one...
although, the person won't be getting it 
quite yet...we used it for dessert today. 
Before I decided we'd eat it though...
I sat Mama down at the table with
her own little pan and all the ingredients.
Kind of like how you might let a child 
decorate their own pizza...
Mama made a little cake to take home.
She had fun :) 
Standing in the kitchen is not possible
for her and she has her meals brought
each day. 

She really enjoyed the part where you 
turn the cake out onto the plate!
Rewarding :)

This sweet lady is so very nice to my mother
and they enjoy each other. 
Her last little great-grandchild 
calls her GrannyPanny :) 
She makes loaves and loaves
of Amish friendship bread in 
all kinds of flavors. 
She is so generous to deliver
them to shut-ins and just anybody
who likes to eat! 

This one is gonna have my hide when
and if she sees that I put her ONLINE.
So be it. 

She is the friend of all friends,
Johnny on the spot stand by you 
no matter what true blue bosom
No, you cannot have her. She is mine.
Well, she is a lot of people's...and they
probably would like her back about now. 

This one talks me through my 
blues and knocks sense into my 
hard head. 
She is my mentor who I love. 
Her only child has MS (like me)
and he is miles and miles away.
I think when she does things with
and for me it is as if she is doing for him. 
So sweet. 

Like YOU! 
Come back now. 
It is NOT the same here without you. 
Quiet and lonely. 


Cape Cod Washashore said...

May I come to your next get-together? You know if I lived closer we would, I'm sure! How sweet of you and the ladies to have a nice lunch with your Mom! She looks so sweet with her cake!

nancygrayce said...

Looks like quite the good time! I wish my mama could come out. I go see her almost every day (didn't go today and feel guilty), but she just doesn't enjoy much in life anymore. It's sad....you're a jewel with your mom!

And aren't friends the greatest??? I never ask mine for permission, only forgiveness for putting them on the blog! :)

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Phyllis:
Oh, if only we were closer, how lovely it would be to attend your Tuesday lunches.......or, indeed, any day lunches if your delicious food is to be served!!!!

Your friends sound to be a wonderful bunch. Such a good idea to invite everyone together so that the conversation flows freely and one becomes involved in other people's lives and concerns as well as one's own.

The Pineapple Cake looks truly professional and, we are sure, tasted delicious.

It is so sad that so many people are tied to their homes as illness or disability makes their world ever smaller. And, how marvellous that your friends go out of their way to reach out to people who are in this situation. So kind and generous!

Kathleen Grace said...

Lunch looks wonderful! Both the company and the food, and look at all that sunshine streaming in on the party. Wish I could join you some day. Ask your mom to make me one of those little cakes next time ok? ;>)

see you there! said...

Oh my goodness, more PUC. I love that little one your Mom made. Aren't the friends in our lives just the best thing ever?


Mac n' Janet said...

How wonderful, my Mom has been gone for19 years, you're so lucky to still have yours.

permanent magenta said...

How absolutely beautiful Phyllis. A little treasure trove of warming thoughts and pictures.

MaidMarion said...

Treasure the visits with your dear mother and wonderful friends!

Martina said...

So lovely! Friendship and getting together to lunch and chat defenitely makes life better and happier - you are a darling!

Amy said...

What a lovely time! I'm a Texas girl and I love my Texas caviar. Delicious!!!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love those ladies and YOU. You are sooo special!!!! Sweet friend....m......