Monday, December 6, 2010

Disn' Dat

Hey, Y'all,
Yeah, not a lot going on right now....it is pretty cold out this morning. They just said it is 27 degrees in Fort Worth, which means that here in Bedford it is probably about the same. Brrrrr.
Let me see, on Saturday of last week, I went to a seniors' luncheon and tasted Beef Wellington for the first time in my 77 years. Yum! I almost felt like I was in Britain chowing down on an English delicacy. The tables were decorated beautifully, with tall glass vases that must have been about 24 inches tall and very slim, fluted shapes. The flowers that were in them looked to rise about another 18-24 inches above the top of the vases. There were marbles and water in the vases holding the flowers upright. The napkins were huge and folded so as to make three pockets holding cards and silverware. Tealight candles in square candle holders graced the tables as well.

Two handsome young men supplied the music for our luncheon, one of them playing the flute and the other accompanying on the keyboard. It was beautiful and very pleasant to hear the Christmas music as we chatted at our tables. After we were through eating, they sang some songs for us and then we all sang some together. There were about fifty persons attending the luncheon. The after luncheon speaker was Dr. Doug Briggs, who is a medical missionary to Tibet in China. He and his family have been serving in that capacity for around fifteen years (I believe) and he told many stories about their time of service there and had accompanying slides that he shared with us.

We each had a Christmas card at our places that were addressed to people who had either health concerns or were involved in missions work, that we wrote on the inside of and signed. The cards were beautifully addressed in calligraphy so they can be mailed in time for the addressees can receive them for Christmas.

I am so glad I was able to attend that function. It was very enjoyable to spend that time eating with friends, hearing beautiful music, and hearing about missions work in the foreign field.

Well, I am watching the news right now about the cold freeze hitting the southeast and midwest. Makes me shiver and be grateful for my warm place, when I see those people fighting the snow and cold. Been there, done that.

Yesterday was my daughter, Carol's, birthday. I won't tell you how old she is, but I was 19 when she was born. I had lunch (along with her daughter, Emily and her husband, Ben, and Daryl, Carol's husband and Emily's dad) with Carol, and then we played some dominoes for a couple of hours.

Tonight is the family celebration of Carol's and Matt's birthdays. Matt's birthday was on the 29th. We will gather at Carol and Daryl's home and have supper and a great time. I look forward to it. I hope to get some housework done during the day today. Breakfast first, since I haven't had that yet. I'll be taking pictures tonight.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. More later. Bye for now.

6 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Have a lovely time celebrating.

Take care,
Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stay warm, Ruby! And I wouldn't presume to guess a lady's age.

Serbian Mink said...

it was in the teens in Tucson earlier this week...but in the 80s during the daytime...heading out to the pool right now to catch a few bennies.

Grammy said...

Alex.I told you her age when I mentioned mine. ha But that is okay. We are both feeling blessed to be our ages. :)

Margie's Musings said...

Have a great party, Ruby!!

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

It's been a while since I paid you a visit. Sounds like you have been doing some fun celebrating. Loved the pictures of the beautiful home in the last post, and beef Wellington -YUM! We've got you beat on the cold weather here in Iowa. It was a good excuse to get the fireplace going tonight, though. Have a blessed Christmas season!