Saturday, September 24, 2016

- Ripples on the pond of memory

I had fun putting together the patches for September 13th (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016_09_13_archive.html) and 14th (http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2016/09/life-x-3.html) ...


because they reminded me of this ...


Howard Johnson's was my mom's favorite place to go when my dad was out of town on business. Since he ate out a lot at work, he wasn't much for eating out when he got home. Not surprising since mom was a pretty good cook, but she appreciated having a break every so often, even if it meant bringing my younger brother and me along.

As I recall, my meal of choice was fried flounder and my brother's was fried clams. Sadly, I can't recall what my mom used to order, although I do remember her favorite ice cream was HoJo's chocolate chip because it was smooth rather than chunky. My favorite treat was getting to cadge sugar cubes to nibble on later. As skinny as I was back then, mom probably thought the extra calories would do me good.

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After stitching on the latest patches, I looked over where the cloth is going ...


and my eye caught on the 9/11 patch followed by Mo's heart ...


making me think yet again of what Mo so often writes:

       "Love is the answer."

6 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love seeing your cloth of days and your heart is a beauty!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... you're an inspiration in so many ways!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

this StoryCloth is Amazing, Liz, it truly is, full of LIfe and Feeling and LOve and Everyday moments, and Ups&Downs, All of It!

Susan McQuade said...

Lovely hearts - lovely lady! Blessings to you and yours.
Sue

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you ... Hope all is well with you

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Saskia ... I commented to Don at lunch today that if this was a movie or book storyboard, the author would be scratching his/her head and saying, "So what's the plot?"

Amazing how random life is ... and I love it!!