In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Saturday, March 26, 2011


After that wonderful breakfast at the Cottage we took the guests to visit the homes of our children who live here. We went to my son Michael's house first because he only lives about a mile from us. His wife Karla was at work and his daughter Eleanor was playing dress up.

Aunt Jean was a big hit with the kids. She brought some gifts and of course being that they are "my" grandchildren they sniffed out the candy first and the gifts came second. I had a reputation when I was growing up of always coming into a room just when the candy or dessert was being served to the grown-ups and all the kids were outside playing.

Uncle Jim and Michael discussing March Madness

Ellie is really starting to like her grandpa especially when he will put on jewelry for her.

She even gets him to try some on:)

What a happy girl...hugs all around

Next stop was for lunch at a cafe called Charlie's where Garrison Keillor (author and radio personality from prairie home companion) use to come and I believe he did some writing or maybe just gathered his thoughts for writing. He began the whole Lake Wobegon Phenomenon

What a couple of tourists, taking pictures in the cafe

We then went to my daughter Mary's house to see the new baby Harper Rose

Uncle Jim was a big hit with Hunter. He loves anyone who will play with him

After a nice visit it was time to go home for a little rest and then dinner. Mary looks pretty good for just having a baby, don't you think?

The towns we visited are Melrose, Freeport, Albany and Saint Cloud. You may read about these in Garrison Keillor's writings. They are not a historic account but I found it interesting because the towns are real and some of the events are too!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

If I ever get to visit Minn. I will see if there is an opening at the cottage Alice. You sure have the gift of decorating, cuisine and entertaining! I wouldn't be surprised if you see all kinds of people showing up there soon. Like, oh...say Jim and Kathy? And many others. Your love comes out through your many acts of comfort.