This morning I posted: https://derrickjknight.com/2021/08/15/a-knights-tale-16-refugees/ then completed the sweeping of the Brick Path begun by Jackie.
Elizabeth and Jacqueline brought Mum over for lunch.
For a while, Jackie having provided our visitors with tea, we sat on the patio chairs chatting together.
Then we manoeuvred our mother into the kitchen dining area with the aid of her walking frame. Once settled, she grasped her knife and fork, thrust them in
the air and, drumming on the table, gave us a chorus of “Why are we waiting?”.
Jacqueline and Elizabeth were on hand to help with medication to be taken before food.
Jackie helped her to her favourite cottage pie, cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots, and she got stuck in with gusto.
The rest of us talked among ourselves. I enjoyed a glass of the Faugeres.
Mum declined seconds, but when asked if she could manage ice cream (another favourite) she answered, with humour, that of course she could, as if it were a stupid question.
Further tea was taken in the sitting room. Later, Tunnock’s tea cakes were served and Mum was returned to Woodpeckers in time for supper.
This evening’s meal was a light ham salad.
Your mother is so sweet, Derrick, God bless her! ❤️☺️
Thank you so much, John
How wonderful to have your Mum over for lunch! I also save room for dessert 🙂
Thanks very much, Rosaliene 🙂
Well, that certainly looks like a lunch worth waiting for!
And a fine example that what is acceptable – and even welcome – behaviour varies with age!
Your mother is a wonderful lady.
Precious memories for each of you. And wonderful to share.-)
Thank you so much, Emma
Your mum seems like a spunky lady.
It seems to me that everybody can manage a little ice cream after dinner.
Thanks very much, Nicki
I thought your mum was banging her cutlery on the table! 😀
🙂 In the first shot, Jacqueline’s bum was disappearing through the door, so Mum did it again – for her close-up. Thanks very much, Liz.
There’s always room for ice cream! 😉 HA! 😀
OHMYGOODNESS! I’ve got joy-tears in my eyes! I’m so happy your beautiful Mum got to spend time with you all…making beautiful memories…time spent with love and laughter to lift all of your spirits high! 🙂 And what a delicious meal Jackie made for all to enjoy! 🙂
Thank you so much, Carolyn. Second helpings tonight 🙂 X
I always enjoy seeing your mum’s sweet face, Derrick. You’re a good son. 🙂
Thank you so much, Jill X
In my mother’s care home everything came on the tray at once and she got to the stage where she always ate her dessert first.
🙂 That would never have been allowed in our house. Thanks a lot, Gwen
It wasn’t an issue when I was growing up. We only got dessert on a saturday 🙂
I always love seeing your mother.
Thanks very much, Leslie
I love your Mum. She’s a riot.
Thanks very much, Sherry
Your Mum’s pose with her cutlery reminded me of the ‘table grace’ we sometimes giggled at — but not when Grandma and Grandpa were around: “Good bread, good meat, Good God, let’s eat!” I’m delighted beyond words that she was able to join you at home, showing off her customary spunkiness. Getting ice cream was perfect!
Thank you so much, Linda. Love the grace.
What a lovely character your mother has. Looks like none if you won’t have much room for supper.
Quite so, Chrissy. Thanks a lot
What a lovely day you had. Your mother is so interesting and the pictures accompanying the write-up are superb… you’ve captured good moments.
Thank you so much, Joycee
Very heartwarming to see your mum enjoying her luncheon at your house Derrick … and Frankie here beside me, on the/our bed, watching me on the computer, nods his head in agreement …
Thank you both very much, Ivor 🙂
I’m glad your mum is able to speak up about what she wants. Looks like a good visit! 🙂
Thanks very much, Joanna. Everyone thought so.
what a delightful story. heartwarming, too. thanks for sharing, Derrick! love your Mum’s sense of humor. what a sweet lady 🙂 🙂
Thank you very much, Lola
It must have been a highlight for your mother to get out of where she is living to spend time in your home and lovely garden with good food and excellent company. Thank you for sharing this poignant time.
And thank you so much, too, Anne
You must be proud of your mum with such a healthy appetite. I am glad for you, Derrick. ?
Thank you very much, Byung
Your Mum still has that spirit of Life flowing strongly through her veins!!
Thanks very much, John
Nice to see your mom again Derrick.
Thanks very much, Arlene
What a fabulous meal!
Thanks a lot, Andrew
Mum is feisty – I love it!! She’s looking god and still has her spunk!!
You sure do set a beautiful table, Jackie!!
Thank you very much from us both, GP
This post made me smile. What a good eater your mom is! Note: When my mother called someone “a good eater,” it was one of the highest compliments she could give. 😉
🙂 Thanks very much, Laurie
Your Mom is in perfect spirits! May God bless her please.
Thank you so much, Uma
How lovely to spend time with your mum, Derrick. She seems to be in good spirits.
Thanks very much, Eugi
You are most welcome, Derrick.
It’s wonderful that your mom can visit again.
Thanks very much, Mrs W.
It is wonderful that your mother was able to come visit, Derrick! And she is right, there is always room for ice cream… 🙂
Thanks very much, Lavinia. 🙂
I had to laugh when I saw here holding the silverware, she was ready. 🙂
🙂 Thanks a lot, Bridget
This post made me smile. My mom got much more impatient with age–perhaps your mother has, too. It’s nice for you and her that she’s able to get out to your house for lunch. I’m sure she appreciates the change in scenery, as well as Jackie’s delicious food.
Of course, there’s always room for ice cream! ?
Actually Mum is far more patient now. This performance was a joke 🙂 Thanks very much, Merril
Oh, interesting. ? You’re welcome, Derrick.
It is a pleasure to see your mother in such fine shape and enjoying the meal.
Thank you so much, Dolly
My pleasure, Derrick.
Love the knife and fork pic! 😀
Thanks very much, Widders
Another lovely day spent with your mum and is looking very well.
I noticed you had the same problem with enlarging images on Andrew’s site as I did both on his site and on yours. So it looks as though the problem is with WP.
I wonder what they’ve been up to this time? They just can’t leave well alone!
Quite so, Sue. It must be something to do with catering for mobile phone users. Thanks very much.
I do love to see your Mum’s visits! She seems to dig into everything in life with gusto?
Thanks very much, AnneMarie
Your Mother is correct, there is always room for ice cream. And just when I thought cottage pie and ice cream had taken us to the heights of culinary excellence, out came the Tunnocks. I now feel like a deprived Dickensian urchin with my nose pressed up against you kitchen window, while the gentry has Tunnocks and us urchins fight to sniff the discarded foil . . . 🙂
What a marvellous image, Quercus. There has to be a poem in that. Thanks very much.
Food, glorious food, as thy say. 🙂
There is always room for dessert. Tunnocks teacakes are my absolute favourite x
Thanks very much, June X
How lovely to have your mum round for luncheon, with a great sense of humour too.
Thanks very much, Melanie X
Most welcome x
Of course! Why are you waiting when there’s so much delicious food ??
🙂 Thanks very much, Ribana