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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hospitality


I remember now how when she was 8 or 9 she would write out three course menus in painstaking cursive and get her dad to help her shop for ingredients and cook the meal. She would set the table fancily with cloths from my mom's passed on embroidered linen pieces, and serve us each course with a napkin over her arm. At the end of the meal she would present us with a bill, often with many zeros following whatever the number. We would laugh and tell her at least she had the right idea.


10 comments:

  1. Some people are just born knowing what they're supposed to do in this life. I envy them.

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    1. Ms. Moon, there are all kinds of journey, i think. some of us know, some of us don't know right away, and maybe some of us are supposed to do a lot of different things. and then there are those whose real purpose on this earth is to inspire; no matter what work they do, they inspire others just by being who they are. you are that, for me.

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  2. she looks so happy, so exactly where she should be!

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    1. susan, she does look happy, which warms my mother's heart. she was so excited by the weekend takeover of the hotel and restaurants by the students. it was a life highlight for her, she said.

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  3. Mary said it! Knowing her purpose and stepping right into it... I'm so proud of her.

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    1. Nancy, thank you, dear woman. I am proud of her, too. I know she can change course at any time, we all can, but i love the joy with which she travels.

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  4. Oh goodness. May she always stay firm in herself.

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    1. Vesuvius, your mouth to God's ear. It's a good prayer. Thank you.

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  5. wow it's amazing how long she has known what she wanted to do. Gotta admire that focus.

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    1. Deborah, the funny thing is she was so easy in her focus. there was nothing stressed or stressful about it. She just sort of does it. Nice to see you, cuz. Love to you and Ron.

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