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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lunch and A Book Review

   I had put out a notice on facebook that the 'ladies" were going to have lunch at Jester's today, but I didn't know if anyone was going to make it so I told Andy that maybe he and I could have lunch with Beth and my mother, and Lorie if she made it. Daphene is sick so they couldn't come, but the rest of us, including Lorie, made it. It was so much fun, and the food was great as usual. The others usually get the pimento cheese sandwich, which doesn't have anything to do with pimentos as it is made with cheddar and cream cheese-yum!, but I have never had this, so today was the day to try it. I got the white bean and chicken chili and a pimento cheese sandwich, and it was all absolutely delicious. I can't recommend it highly enough! The older I get, the more I need to get together with people and just talk and laugh and relax, we don't do enough of that anymore. We really missed Cynthia, especially since we had to put 5 people at a table for four, and if she had been there we could have gotten another table, LOL!

   When I went out to breakfast Friday I saw that they were having a yard sale down the street, so when I got back I checked it out. There wasn't much left, but I did find two books, one of which was the first novel written by a woman when she was 85. It was Out To Pasture by Effie Leland Wilder, and I bought it because the woman having the yard sale said that she had gotten to know her, and she told me a few things about her that I really don't remember at this point! Anyway, I just finished it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is about a woman in a retirement home who decides to write a diary about what is going on each day in the home. I laughed and laughed all the way through it, and am looking forward to reading the four books that she wrote after this one.
   One of the situations in the book is that she sits in the library from time to time and can't help hearing two of the men talking out on the terrace. This is one of the times that she eavesdrops on them:
   "...I was glad when I listened to my two 'merry men' conversing and heard Paul give a chuckle.
   "What's funny?" asked Curtis.
   "I was thinkin' of two fellow I heard about-Joe and Ed-eatin' breakfast in a cafe. Ed noticed something funny about Joe's ear. He said, "Joe, did you know you've got a suppository in your left ear?'
   "I have?' replied Joe. 'A suppository?' and he pulled it out and looked at it hard and said, 'Ed, I'm glad you saw this thing! Now I know where my hearin' aid is!"
   It was a delightful book!