Saturday, September 10, 2011

Menu Of A Short Week

This week flew by..I know it was a short work week because of the Labor Day holiday on Monday and Wednesday I didn't have to work because I was given a low census day....but it still seemed busy to me and I was tired for some reason...old age probably. But there was nothing really blog worthy to take a pic of or write home about. I did put this in a frame and hung it in my kitchen...what is it? Well, it's a menu that my Mom and Dad brought back from Italy when they went there in 1971. They were on their 25th wedding anniversary trip to Europe. My Mom admired this menu on the wall of a restaurant and my Dad asked the waiter if they could have it...sometimes you just need to ask. Dad was a charmer anyway and I'm sure the friendliness of the waiter to Americans was a huge factor too! I had never seen it before. When we were taking a day bed out of storage to take home I spotted this. I did just what my Mom did...admired it..and then what my Dad did...asked if I could have it. She said "sure"...it now will hang on my wall until someone admires it, asks if they can have it and I say "no way, go to Italy and get your own!"
One of the pics I didn't get on the last post was this one of Craig and my Mom...a tiny fragment of time that's precious as gold.

10 comments:

rosaria said...

Oh, both are precious!

Mrs Catch said...

I especially love that last photo. Precious is right. Hope you had a good rest on your days off.

Sweet Tea said...

Love that framed menu and the memory that goes along with it.

Love the photo too - beautiful silver hair.
Nothing more precious than our Mom's.

Stacy Crawford said...

I did go by fast!

Love the menu, how cool is that!

Kim said...

The framed menu is great. Now when you can't decide what to make for supper, you can look at the wall and work your way through the menu.
Sweet photo with your Mom :)

jojo said...

love the framed menu idea. Now I just need to go to France/Italy and get me some menus to bring home and decorate with. Easy peasy!!!

Karen Whittal said...

Old treasures are still the best....... have a super week, and I am sure it is the change in season making you tired..... well that's always my excuse and I am sticking to it..........

Munir said...

I agree with Rosaria. They are both precious.
Moms are great and so are our children. God bless them:)

Sue said...

What a great photo! And I love the Italian menu in the kitchen, too.

=)

Darlene said...

What a priceless picture of Craig and your mom!! I love it. It is such a great one. This is something you will treasure in years to come. I wish I had more pictures of my mom.

What is a low census day? Whatever it is, at least it gave you an extra day off. That has to be good, especially when you aren't up to your usual energy. Hope that has come back to you.

I love that calander and make no mistake, more than one person is going to want that! At one time, I collected menus. I even think I can remember where I put them and I'm just going to have to look them up and read them again. None of mine are really big enough to hand on the wall though. Actually, I don't have any more wall space to hang anything. My kids and grandkids are always giving me stuff to hang on my walls. I'm sure it will be interesting to see the prices on those menus though, because these I have are about 50 years old!