September 9, 2022
And another fine week it has been. Labor Day has come and gone and with it the “official” end to summer. The first celebration of this Federal Holiday was held in 1882. It is considered a day of rest and parties. Schools have started and getting back into the routine with children will take a few weeks to play out. Good luck Mom’s, Dad’s and teachers too! I personally do not like the early darkness and have to adjust the few timers that I have set so that I don’t walk into a dark house at night. Labor Day also means that the NFL and college football seasons begin. And is considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white or seersucker. I can’t remember the last time I actually saw anyone in seersucker…but my friend Roz wore white on Monday claiming “It’s the last day I can wear white.” Too bad Roz, you looked great ! We went to see “Where the Crawdads Sing” and very much enjoyed it . Ponies had a few days off and were glad to get back to work on Monday. Pups and I got to hang out and I enjoyed the extra time to watch them try to catch the black squirrels and runty chipmunks tease them into a chase. They, Maddie and Sophie, will never learn… but, in the end it is really good exercise.
The 21st anniversary of 9-11 is Sunday and I am reminded about how that act of terrorism has changed our lives forever. To this day I vividly remember the call from Tommy that morning, thinking it was to wish his father happy birthday, only to hear him say “turn on the TV” and subsequently watch the second plane plough into the South Tower and then successive planes into the Pentagon and a corn field in Pennsylvania. This tragedy took the largest loss of life since Pearl Harbor and was the biggest terrorist attack ever. We have moved on, adjusted and I believe we will from COVID also. It’s going to take time but if we look back at the adaptations that we have made over the last 21 years we can do it again. Let’s all say a prayer for those lost, their families and for our great nation and of thanks for the privilege to live in the land of the free and home of the brave. Tom would be 86 on Sunday and believe me would still be the consummate host were he still here. His sister, brothers, Tommy and I will celebrate with a mass at the Cappuchin Chapel and then breakfast together. We are looking forward to honoring his memory.
The sad news today of Queen Elizabeth’s death was monumental. What a strong and incredible woman and Monarch. It is hard to fathom what she was faced with over the 70 years of her reign. Her coronation was the 1st live event like it ever on TV (1953) . Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister, Truman the President and Mao Zedong the head of China. She would encounter 15 subsequent Prime Ministers and 14 U.S. Presidents. What a legacy, what a resilient and powerful woman dominated by a world of men of the same qualities.
Sharon and Crew have some great Weekend Specials starting tonight.
BISTRO PLATES INCLUDE:
MARYLAND CRAB CAKES: Lump Crab Cakes Griddled and Served with Roasted Asparagus. Garnished with a Corn Coulis and Crispy Shoestring Potatoes;
FRIED CHICKEN: Boneless, No-Skin Chicken Breast Marinated in Buttermilk and Southern Spices, Dusted with Seasoned Flour and Fried until Golden. Presented with Stewed Collard Greens, Cheddar Mashers and Traditional Country Gravy;
VEGETARIAN THAI PLATE: Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Stir-Fried Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Edamame and Spiced Peanuts in a Yellow Coconut Curry Sauce.
Save room for Dessert:
PEACH CRISP: Last of the Season Stone Fruit served Warm with an Oat Crumble Topping and Vanilla Gelato. YUM!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO
WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS!
XO, Mary, Maddie, Sophia, Z and Kos