Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Pink Saturday!

 I am doing an edited rerun today as I spent the week finishing and starting to organize for the trip up north. Each year the process seems to take a little longer...
I thought this post was fitting for the day.

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The “sandwich” board belonged to my mother. Nothing smelly was chopped on this board. I remember this board so well. We walked to school and walked home for lunch and walked back to school and then walked home. There were no school lunches until I moved from the borough to the township. Lunch was very often an egg salad sandwich or tuna salad or PBJ and Campbell’s soup.
When my sister gave me the board, the pink bowl came to mind. My mother gave it to me years ago. It was the egg/tuna salad bowl.
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Notice the fork with just 3 tines. That was the egg salad fork so that there would be larger chunks of egg in the egg salad. My mother had two so my sister and I each have one.
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I love the designs on the bowl. I believe at one point they were nesting bowls with blue and green bowls. They must have perished along the way.
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I think we will have egg salad sandwiches today!
I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for this weekly event. Be sure to stop by and say Happy Pink Saturday and see what the other “pinks” have shared.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Hi Carol, I have also stopped anonymous comments although I only received one or two, mainly from Russia and it wasn't offensive, thank goodness!

I remember the post when you mentioned the bowl, fork and sandwiches. It is a lovely reminder of your mother this weekend for you and thank you for sharing it again. I hope you have a lovely Sunday, have you any family plans?

Happy Mother's Day, love Jackie.x

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Hope your packin' and travelin' goes well. Happy pink Saturday and happy Mothers Day (())

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Happy Mother's Day Weekend, my friend.
Looking forward to our day together next week.
xoxo
Donna

Pam said...

What a beautiful bowl and great post about your mom. I have my mom's fork like yours, a granny fork and love it. Here's hoping all goes well with your trip up north and Happy Mother's Day!

Vee said...

Sweet memories! Your school lunches sound a lot like my own. Sometimes in the late schoolyear and early one, we had cucumber sandwiches, too.

Have a happy Mother's Day and enjoy your sweet memories. I will be.

ShirleyC said...

I love these bowls.
Have a Happy Mother's Day!

podso said...

Similar board, and lunch stories! Oh for those days! I hope you had a lovely day and will have good trip up north.

dotsie

Stephanie said...

I love this story about the memories this bowl and board have. I enjoyed your story very much. Thanks for sharing.

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