This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of doing a special Mother’s Day luncheon for my mom. She lives across the United States in Illinois and I have never been able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her since I was married 22 years ago. They were only going to be here for 2 days so I had to do it then or miss my opportunity and I sure didn’t want that to happen.
I decided to use my wedding china – the only china I own. The pattern is La Rose by Mikasa.
We had a delicious meal of:
mashed potatoes & gravy
green salad w/ a Raspberry Vinaigrette
lima beans w/ sauteed onions & garlic
whole wheat rolls
and for our drink – fresh squeezed lemonade.
Many years ago when Zachary was just a small boy (he’s 19 now), he bought this salt & pepper shaker for me as a birthday gift. It’s very special to me and I always set it out when I use my china even though the colors aren’t a match with the china.
I read this poem to mom that day…
My Mother by Clara Simpson
found in Verses of Virtue
I love you Mother for your quiet grace,
For that dear smile upon your kindly face,
For marks of toil upon each loving hand,
That worked for me ere I could understand;
For all time’s touches on your hair and brow,
For never were you quite so dear as now:
I will be loyal, faithful, loving, true,
for, Mother dear, I owe so much to you.
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