Monday, June 5, 2017

Mama Says...

Went to lunch with my
sister and brothers.
Remember when I told you
that my sister finds
the perfect gift for someone?
Here's a few things she gave me
(belated birthday gifts).
kitchen dish towel
She found this cook book,
and someone wrote something in it.
I love old books
because they have been
shared, held, read, and enjoyed
by many.
It tells me that the book
has a history.  : )
This tea cup with the word
was meant for me.
My brother gave me a box of
assorted chocolates,
which we all shared.
The restaurant that we went to
serves duck fries.
Sounds peculiar, right?
They are cooked in duck oil,
and they are delicious.
We shared a plate of those too.
I love going out to lunch
with my sister and brothers now and then.
It's nice to catch up on
each other's lives, and we share
each other's struggles, disappointments,
happiness, and most of all,
family stories.

Norman Rockwell painting.



Regine Karpel said...


Anonymous said...

I love all of your photos, but the box of chocolates really caught my attention! lol

Jeanie said...

That towel is fabulous. Just fabulous.

And I've seen that Rockwell painting in person. It was one of my favorites -- part of a two-part piece. The top showed the family going on the outing, the bottom, coming home. He nailed it!

Pilar said...

What a nice towel Sheri! I used to love going through cookbooks and looking up recipes! Have a great week!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Isn't it nice to extend birthday celebrations with family? What thoughtful gifts from your's. The tea towel is perfect for you as is the cookbook and cup. The Norman Rockwell painting is perfect. It really reminds me of times past. His work is so Americana! Enjoy those See's candies, my friend. ♥

Susie said...

Sheri, I think that painting is so funny. Look at the grandma sitting so straight and quiet while the kids are hanging out the windows....that is exactly why seat belts were invented. LOL. But I still see dogs hanging out. Oh what nice gifts from your siblings. I love that you shared the chocolates. I like little added things to books too. Blessings to you, xoxo,love, Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so lucky to have siblings. I always wanted brothers or sisters, but that never happened. Sounds like you all had a terrific time and the duck fries look so good. I love french fries.

Looks like you received some wonderful gifts.

Have a wonderful week.


Blogoratti said...

Very heartwarming, best wishes.

It's me said...

Always Nice to have familly diners....Great gifts love the tea towel....happy week love Ria x

Lottie said...

Wonderful time together with your siblings! The candy looks wonderful!

Carla from The River said...

Do all your siblings live in the same community as you?
I think the chocolates look yummy! Do you have a favorite chocolate?

Have a great week,

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice to live close and get to be together to celebrate fun times. Love that kitchen towel and all of the pretty things. You'll treasure them, I know! Hugs, Diane

Rose said...

There really is nothing like brothers and sisters...I don't think I would have survived without mine.

Sounds like you had a lovely time...and you got some lovely gifts.

Nuria Travelera said...

What a lovely time meriting your brother and sisters ❤️
The presents are very thoughtful
Happy belated birthday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I always wanted siblings, especially a brother. What fun to be able to hang out with them, Sheri!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debby Ray said...

That is exactly how I feel when I'm with my 7 siblings. It doesn't happen often enough!

Walking the Bean said...

Wonderful gifts! And what a blessing to share it with the ones you love. Love the story that an old book can tell...not only the print but the journey the book has made...Where has it been? Who has owned it? And best of all where is it going?


Pam Jackson said...

Oh Sheri those are great gifts. I love getting chocolates! I have two brothers and two great sis in laws and we get together off and on all yr round. I love it too. By the way, thanks to you posting about writing in your journal had me thinking that I needed to give that a try again. My mom has been sharing bits and pieces of her growing up and the family. I try to remember all that and I am NO good at that so I have decided that writing it down in a journal is the best way for me to keep up with what she has shared with me. Thank you for planting that thought in my head.

Holly said...

Ah chocolate and roses of all forms so delicious.

Sandi said...

A family like this is a treasure.

Weekend-Windup said...

All the gifts which you got look good. You must had a wonderful time:)


What a charming kitchen towel. and equally delightful cookbook. those chocolates are scrumptious i know. how wonderful to visit with your siblings like this. I'm glad you had a nice time.

Lowcarb team member said...

Just lovely ...

All the best Jan

Susan said...

Sweet post, Sheri. I sure hope I wished you a Happy Birthday. Did I? If not, here's to your new year of life! Hear, Hear. Hugs. Susan

Marilyn Miller said...

Sounds and looks like a very special birthday. Happy Birthday to you.