Friday, June 12, 2009

Party Planning

So we were visiting with my Mom in Rhode Island. She had an appointment with the ophthalmologist and we provided the jitney service, because they needed to put drops in her eyes which makes driving challenging. After the doctor’s visit we stopped for lunch at a place in East Greenwich called T’s Restaurant. The decor was charming and artistic. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was pretty good. Happily, Mom really enjoyed her sandwich and the side of cole slaw. As we were leaving, we were looking at some of the paintings in the lobby. Chuck and Mom stopped at a table which had some information, including take out menus and a catering menu.

I don’t have to type anything else do I?

Yup. It was just a split second before Mom suggested we consider having T’s cater her post-funeral get-together - which we have now officially named “Mom’s wing-ding”! We were all laughing and then she asked me to read off some of the catering menu selections. I did. At which point Mom proceeded to either nod approvingly or scrunch up her face in disdain as I listed off the myriad choices. Lord love a duck, she really does enjoy planning the party she will be the guest of honor at, yet never attend!


dancingmorganmouse said...

Well, at least your mum's party will be a well planned & catered one, unlike the last funeral I went to. Still, there was a bar so jinantonix were available.
I used to weep with frustration on visits to the ophthalmologist, because those drops made it impossible to read. My mum kept the tears from washing the drops away by reading to me.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
You're absolutely right.

You have my sympathies for both your recent loss as well as ALL of the unnecessary tsuris/agita "The Sisters" put you and Mr. Brown through!

We have our eye exams next month and I too dread the drops. But your Mum is amazing - so thoughtful, gentle and kind.
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

She is, good luck with the eye exams!
Ooo wv is Fezcat!