Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Memorial Day Thoughts and Menu Plan Monday,on Tuesday. May 28, 2013
Hello Lovely Friends!
I hope you all had a good weekend! Here in the states, we observed Memorial Day. For me this day is always a bit somber. We often take our freedom for granted. It was secured for us by brave men and women who fought for our country. My grandfather fought in WWII. He was one of the finest gentlemen I will ever know. He left my grandmother and a young child (my aunt) to go fight in the war.
My grandfather did not talk about the war when I was growing up. He was kind, good-natured, and deeply patriotic (in a very reserved way). Everyone in our small community called him Daddy Rob. He was always helping someone with home repairs, yard work, or stopping by to check on elderly neighbors in the community.
When my son was in 1st grade, he was working on a project and asked Daddy Rob some questions about the war. It was the first time I had heard him speak of it. He was there when his unit freed a concentration camp. He received a medal for protecting his unit during a battle. He spent many days and nights in cold fox holes. But he was some humble when he spoke of his part in the war. It just made me more proud of him.
One day, I will write more about my grandfather. He passed away a couple of years ago. He was 90. The last time I saw him was on his 90th birthday. He was one of the most special people in my life. I still get teary-eyed when I think about him being gone, but he had a strong faith and I know I will see him again one day.
I hope you all don't mind me getting sentimental. I know so many of you have special loved ones in your life who have served our country, too.
This week is busy. We have guests coming this weekend!
Tuesday- Fresh Spring Rolls with Homemade Peanut Dipping Sauce
Wednesday- Curried Red Lentil Soup with a salad.
Friday Lunch- Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup and salad.
Friday Dinner- Sandwiches, Curried Chickpea Lime Rice Salad, and fresh fruit.
Saturday Breakfast- bagels w/cream cheese and fresh fruit. (Bagels and cream cheese from Panera.)
Saturday Lunch- taking our guests to Cafe 101 (one of favorite little places)
Saturday Dinner- Spaghetti , garlic bread, and a salad.
Sunday Breakfast- cereal and fresh fruit.
Sunday Lunch- ???
Sunday Dinner- dinner out with friends.
I hope you all have a good week!
p.s. I'm linking up with Menu Plan Monday!