One of the (many) I things I love about eating out in the South is called the “Meat & 3″.
It’s not every day I sit down to such a big lunch, but yesterday was a special day, and I filled all they way up on baked tilapia, rice n’ gravy, green beans, and banana pudding.
My lunch mates (Kevin’s mom, Katie, and her sisters, Ludie and Shirley) each chose different combinations of meats and 3s, and after seeing their plates, I think I’ll need to go back and try the fried chicken, turnip greens (I’ve never had them!), fried green tomatoes and peanut butter pie sometime.
After lunch, the four of us drove over to one of my favorite antique places in town- Eastbrook Flea Market. Browsing with those gals was such a hoot!
They reminisced about the days of hats & gloves at church…
…and showed me how they used to iron their Sunday’s Best…
I loved hearing about Shirley’s beautiful butter dish collection (I’ll think of her every time I see one now!)…
…and who knew Ludie and I would both be smitten with this little nightie number…
(The satin ribbon tied into a bow around the waist and it really was quite pretty from hanger to hem!)
And when this old recliner shot backwards faster and further than Katie expected it to…
…boy did we both crack up!
(I love seeing her get tickled like that!)
Our last stop of the afternoon was at Focus on Fashion. It’s just three doors down from the flea market, and they do wig fittings in one corner near the back.
I mentioned last week that Katie has a surgery coming up, and since so many of you have come to “know” her through my blog, I wanted to share that it’s scheduled for next Wednesday, August 13th.
Doctors will be removing one of two small (meningioma) tumors from the membrane around her brain, and we sure would be grateful for any extras prayers you could lift up for her that day.
She chose this wig…
…and I’m so glad she found something she really likes and that she looks so pretty in!
That afternoon will forever stick to my soul in a way that’s hard to describe. The lunch, the laughter…the company of sisters sharing childhood memories and grown-up dreams…it was precious. Such a blessing, that trio. I can’t wait to break (corn) bread with them again. Maybe I’ll call our luncheons “Me & 3s”.
Thank you for thinking of sweet Katie next week! XO
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