Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Girls Night

The scene last evening was Lolo's Seafood Shack with three of my daughters, the one I gave birth to, and two of my heart. A wonderful time was had, cracking crabs' legs, peeling shrimp, and laughing and talking while seated around rickety whitewashed tables and roughly made benches under a corrugated-tin-roof shelter draped with fairy lights. The restaurant's back yard had a distinctly Caribbean vibe, barely a hint of Harlem in that garden. And since two of us were Jamaican born (my niece and me) and two were first-generation American children of Jamaican-born immigrants (my daughter and her friend, Gabby, who is one of my heart daughters), the Caribbean beach vibe translated pretty exactly to a Hellshire beach experience. I've been dreaming a lot about escape recently, and I believe that for a few hours last night, I achieved lift-off.


13 comments:

  1. Wonderful time and photos...Good for you!

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  2. Looks like a place where I would feel right at home.

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  3. Who says an escape has to be a continent away, or thousands of dollars in cost? Some of the best times are simply with good company and good food and conversation.

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  4. I am so very glad you had a reprieve. I have been thinking about you.

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  5. All of your children are soo bloody photogenic ! X

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  6. oh, i love the colors and the joy here!

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  7. Lovely photo and can see happiness radiating. Greetings!

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  8. What a great way to travel! :)

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  9. Looks like you and the girls had a great time!!!

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  10. Beautiful! Your family and friends are gold.

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  11. Warms my heart to see the love in your family and heart family! They are one.

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  12. You found the perfect place for your girls feast.

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