Saturday, May 30, 2015

A BUSY AND GOOD SATURDAY


You all know my dear friend Elizabeth ~98 years young.  With graduations, doctor appointments and general busyness, I hadn't had a chance to visit her for almost a month.  So today I decided I would just take off and make a day of visiting her and running a few errands on that side of L.A.  (She is such a sweetheart and looked so pretty in her pink blouse)


She has such a good memory and loves to tell me stories.  She's quite the "pack rat" (I say that nicely) so today she share with an invitation dated 1937 in Hungarian.  She explained it was a Hungarian Ball.  That is where she's from.  It listed the menu of stuffed cabbage, and other delicacies.  It was held after the grape harvest and bunches and bunches of grapes were hanging from the ceiling.  Sometime during the ball, the lights were turned off and you could keep as many bunches as you could grab in the dark.  Doesn't that sound like a fun time?? 


When we lived in Sunland we enjoyed Guido's Combination Pizza almost every Friday night.  I had this idea since I was going right by it on my way home from my visit with Elizabeth to pick up one and surprise my dearest.


It was torture driving 45 minutes with it sitting in the back seat and the aroma kept tickling my nose.   More that once I almost pulled off the road and had a piece.  But I held off, and we enjoyed it so much.  Not much leftover....but then it's been a long long time since we've had Guido's.

How was your Saturday?

21 comments:

  1. Elizabeth is looking wonderful! I remember when you first started visiting her - quite a few years ago now.

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    1. Chris, I had the pleasure of sharing the Gospel with her through the wordless book last year, and she accepted Christ as her Savior, What a joy that was.

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  2. Elizabeth looks wonderful and you two are blessed with a special friendship. That is a lovely story about the grapes at the ball. We, too, visited a favorite pizza restaurant over the weekend! Wishing you a lovely Sunday. xo

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    1. Mildred I love her stories, and her mind is so sharp she remembers so many details. I can only hope I live as long and keep my mind.

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  3. I'm so glad you made the choice to visit with her again. She sounds like such a lovely lady. What a life she has lived. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. It was a god choice and a delightful time. And Pizza to boot!! HaHa

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  4. I have a hard enough time driving home 5 minutes with a pizza or tow on the seat. Good thing we weren't together.

    Elizabeth is beautiful. I'm finding some of my friends to be in their nineties as well. They're pretty special people.
    :0)

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    1. Good thing it was in the BACK seat,,, surely I would have grabbed a nibble if it had been next to me.

      I think of you often in your new position.

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  5. You are one busy lady, Wanda. I love that you can still visit Elizabeth. I know she eagerly awaits your arrival.
    Our Saturday was a bit busy too.
    Went and picked up a microwave and toaster oven from a friend...for Mark, did some other errands and braved the Saturday crowds at Costco. Don't like to shop there on Sat. but had to get some things for Mark.
    Actually came home and snoozed in the chair for a while. This last month has had so much comings and goings. I guess it finally caught up with me.

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    1. It's so great that you can get those things for Mark. I so hope things work out for him.
      Snoozing in the chair is sometimes the best sleep...Ask Don. HaHa. Every month seems busier than the one before..June looks really busy too.
      Elizabeth is so much like an adopted Mother. When I left she said "Bye my baby girl, I love you". Melts my heart.

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  6. Elizabeth looks so pretty in pink and I love the grapes story. AND I love the pizza. I think I can taste it from here. One of my favourite foods. Yum. Was your dearest surprised?

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    1. Doesn't she look pretty in pink. She is usually in dark colors. I told her she looks so young in pink.
      Wasn't the grape story fun....and Pizza...oh it was good, but I'm not a good secret keeper, and called Don and told him what I was doing...Bummer. But he was happy with the news....HaHa.

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  7. Picking grapes hanging above....how fun is that! I love the stories older people tell. A few that come to the auctions have some interesting things to share. Elizabeth looks great...so glad you had a nice visit.

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    1. Elizabeth is like a History book. She is so smart and has lived long enough to experience so many different things. I treasure each visit, and pray God keeps her healthy for many more years.

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  8. I'd love to visit someone like that with a memory. A former Mayor of Terrell used to be like that. He came over during WWII from Britain as a young pilot trainee at the local airport. After the war he married a local girl and remained in Terrell. In his later years he ran the BFTS museum and you could always go in for stories. He passed a few years ago.

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    1. Jim, our elderly are a National Treasure, but so often forgotten in a Nursing home somewhere. I vowed that would not happen with me and Elizabeth. She has two sons that are wonderful and visit her almost every day.

      I love that you had that experience with the Mayor.

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  9. Always love when you share about Elizabeth. Also enjoy seeing a new pic of her.

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    1. Sometimes, Bob..the most valuable treasure is wrapped in human skin...that's Elizabeth.

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  10. Wanda, You are a wonderful true friend to Elizabeth. I know you made her day. Who doesn't like to be remembered. Plus you thought of your husband too. Bringing home pizza to share. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  11. Love Elizabeth....
    Love that pizza....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  12. Oh boy, I thought you were going to say that she had died! Phew. Well, she has had a full life and fact she can remember something that long ago is a kudos to here. How incredible (as looks that pizza btw.) So, did E. escape the Nazis or communists later?

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