The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Son's Father. . .

Honoring my son's father, "Mr. Ed" on Father's Day was truly a delight!  We had just visited my dad in Fort Scott, Kansas and "Mr. Ed" said to me, "I'm not planning my own Father's Day celebration! You'd better call our son and get Sunday's dinner planned." Then he handed me the cell phone.

Our day began at 5 AM, Saturday!
So~o~o. . .
as we headed down 54 Highway westbound, I wrote down my menu for Father's Day On Crooked Creek. Then I called our son. No answer.

Setting a festive tablescape was furtherest from my mind.

No need to leave a voice mail message. Our son knew his Mother would be phoning at 6 o'clock to confirm our dinner plans for Father's Day.

I let "Mr. Ed" sleep in. . .no insertion leaf by myself!

A few minutes later "Mr. Ed's" cell phone begin ringing to the chorus of When The Saints Go Marching In! It was our son confirming the menu and setting the time for Sunday's dinner.

While gathering fresh herbs for the salad. . .

 A quick stop to our near by Dillon's Market Place to pick up fresh salad fixins, pork short ribs, boxed macarooni and cheese, brownie mix and croissants. All the makings of a dinner fit for "Mr. Ed's" festive meal!

. . .I cut  purple cone flower, fresh mint and fresh lavendar!

I'm an early riser. Good thing. . . otherwise I wouldn't have had time to prepare our dinner, attend worship, and have everything ready by 12:30pm! Instead of Father's Day dinner On Crooked Creek. . .we might have been visiting our local Village Inn!

Black, white and green are my favorite color combination.

Arriving on time, son and daughter ~in~law came bearing a card and gift to celebrate Father's Day with "Mr. Ed". We all enjoyed each other's company and shared photos of Grandpa's celebration and news of his well being.

Dining was buffet style On Crooked Creek!

But above all the ties of family and celebration. . .we were, after all, Honoring My Son's Father. . ."Mr. Ed".

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our charming hostess Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to stop by and be inspired by all the lovely tables from the ladies in Blog Land.
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