Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beautiful nibble, beyond sweet and message

Photo by a niece or her friend :)

- Facebook is so great for keeping up with nieces around the country (and abroad sometimes) - in this case, my niece in Portland, Oregon was at a party with some friends and this photo made it into the mix. I love that they combined grapes and tomatoes onto a beautiful plate as a nibble.

- Message from same niece yesterday, referring to a birthday call from last February, made to her when I was visiting my mom: i have the birthday message from you and nana saved on my phone. whenever my voice mail prompts me to erase or save again, i can't get myself to erase... i just love hearing your voices. ...Now that's beyond sweet.

- Another loving message: two of my friends have been domestic partners for 21 years. One packs the other's lunch every day and always includes a boiled egg with a message written on the shell with a Sharpie. Most recent message: "If I could have one last dance with you, I'd play a song that would never end."


G said...

On a somber note, my mom has a last voice mail left by my dad permanently saved on her cell phone.

Whenever she gets an upgrade, she transfers the voice mail to that new phone.

kenju said...

What a beautiful photo! I love the background (table?)

Blue Bunny said...

can i pleze go to yor neese's house, or her frend's? That froot looks mitie good!

ahhh, the last one sounds like troo loves. i haz no gerlfrned now, butt linnda in san antonio and i iz still good frends.

wit loves from me.


TALON said...

That looks delicious!

Sweet about the notes! A guaranteed smile in a day :)

Riot Kitty said...

Wow. That last quote is amazing.

You should totally come to Portland! We could go ogle the $7 chocolate bars.

Lynn said...

G -

Wow - I didn't even know you could do that. I have voice mail now, but used to have an answering machine that used little tapes and I kept them to listen to. Family singing happy birthday, etc.

Kenju -

Isn't that gorgeous? I think it must have been a table outdoors.

BB -

Who wouldn't want a cute bunny sailor like you????


Talon -

I so like to hear when people have found their true love - and that egg message thing seems truly unique to me. How sweet is that?

RK -

If my Portland niece gets married any time soon - it will probably be there, so I'll be coming for that. We can get together and ogle Moonstruck chocolate then! :)

Mama Zen said...

That message on the boiled egg is the most romantic thing ever!

desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

Okay I love Blogging I posted and now there is none, but soon there will be two.
I will not remember my other post either so here is a new one

So tomatoes and grapes
On which to nibble
Brought family together
for just a little

A voice said hi
from way back when
To tell a niece
happy birthday again

A partners dance
would never end
On an egg shell sent
with love my friend

I liked my other one better this morning. Rats, Rats, Rats

Fireblossom said...

Omg. This post just kept getting better. The grape and tomato arrangement is so cool, but then the thing about saving your message had me doing major awwwwwwws. Then the egg message was the topper. That's the coolest thing.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I'm wondering about those little yellow pear-shapes- never seen mini-pears! Now I want cherres!
I have cassette tapes full of old messages. My Sister always sings Happy Birthday on a message.
Folks who get daily notes are fortunate indeed! Smart dance choice for a marathon relationship!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I think so, too!

Ellis -

No rats! I like this one just fine. Thank you as always for my poem. :)

FB -

Thank you - I liked this post, too. It was a low comment day so I wondered!

Snaggle -

I don't see those pear tomatoes anymore - my grandpa used to grow them and when we walked the garden, we would eat them right there (he was an organic gardener.)