I love to eat, don't you? I also love to have good friends in to eat with us, and also enjoy going out to eat.
Each week I try to take a very good friend of mine out to eat lunch. Marian no longer drives, she is a feisty, funny lady of almost 90 years of age. She is the mother of another one of my good friends. Marian has to use a walker to get around, but she does get around quite well.
We usually try to go to different eating places to try out the food, and have found some really good ones. Recently we went to a Greek/Italian place, called the Gondolier. When we walked in, we immediately saw the desserts in the glass case where they were displayed, and we said something about how good they looked and that we would not be eating any.
The Manager (or part owner, I am not sure which) said something like , "Oh, yes, you must have dessert, see how good they look?" Marian looked at him and said, "you're cute!"
A while later, we were almost through eating and decided to have some chocolate cake after all. The young man (I say young because he looked to be about 40, and I consider that young) brought a big, big slice over to us and gave Marian a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
Well, to say it surprised and flustered Marian would be an understatement. We laughed about it on the way home, and she said, "Don't you tell Judy and Gene (her daughter and son-in-law) because he will just have the best time teasing me about it".
We went back today, and sure enough, the young man brought a huge slice of Italian Cream Cake over to us, with two forks. Marian looked at it, and said, "Oh, My". They sent us home with extra breadsticks and dipping sauce, and of course no charge for the cake. Oh, and the young man asked on our way out if she was not going to let him give her a kiss. So he hugged and kissed her, and said, "You will come back next week won't you?" I told Marian that this was too good to keep to ourselves.
So, here it is, Blabbin' Grammy is blabbin' it all. I say to all of you, "Eat well, enjoy time with your friends and family, and make lots of happy memories." God's grace be with each of you. Love to you all. Blabbin' Grammy signing off for the evening.