Linda’s Cut Glass Bowl

 

This lovely cut glass dish lives at our house and is my favorite . . .

000_0023df   for a layered salad,

100_3859   or a fruit compote,

or, honestly, just about anything that I want to look pretty.  Because, well, because it’s just a pretty bowl!

But, it doesn’t belong to me.  It’s just “on loan” from my friend, Linda. 

 About a year ago,  Linda, who has been married to UD for 20 years, told me about a lovely cut glass bowl they had received as a wedding gift that they just never use.  So, because she knew I would use it, she asked me if I would like to have it!

Well, YES!  That’s a no brainer!  But, I certainly couldn’t just take it, so we agreed that it would just live at my house.  Kind of like when we had Akela — we joked that she was really their dog (because she loved them so much, and they loved her too) — she just lived at our house!

Today is Linda’s birthday, and that has made me think of all the ways she has blessed my life in the many years we have known each other.  Yes, we’ve shared things, like cut glass bowls and dogs, but the most important things we have shared are mutual love and respect, and our faith!

If you’d like to read some stories about our friendship,  involving our experiences while lunching together for many years, go to “Diary of a Lunching Professional” here.  I warn you, it’s a very long post that I wrote right after I started blogging.  Today, it would probably be four or five posts.  But, even though I may be a little prejudiced, I think you might  enjoy the three stories at the end. 

Happy Birthday, Linda!  May you have many more happy, healthy years, friend.

14 Responses to Linda’s Cut Glass Bowl

  1. Mrs4444 says:

    That’s funny, because we received a bowl just like that one for our wedding 19 years ago. I used it fairly often, but it was bound to get broken sooner or later 😦

  2. Sandra says:

    Oh, no, Mrs4444! Yours was broken!? That’s something I hadn’t thought about — the pressure of making sure I don’t break Linda’s bowl! Well, so far, so good. It’s survived, and I’m really enjoying it.

    That is funny that you got a dish like that at about the same time as Linda. It reminds me that when we got married in 1965, Corning Ware and Teflon had just come on the market, and practically every gift we received (as was pobably also true of others who married about then) was one of those two products.

  3. Linda says:

    Oh my goodness! What a surprise to pop in here for my daily read and find a post about ME! And my bowl! Believe me, that bowl never saw as much food in the 20 years it resided at my house as it has in the one year it’s been at your house. It just looked out of place with my regular Dixie dinnerware. And don’t fret about the possibility of breaking it. It will die happily, being used, and not living a long but boring life, stuck away in a cupboard somewhere.

    Thank you for the birthday wishes and the warm words of friendship. Who knew what that fledgling friendship that started all those years ago would grow into one day! I am blessed indeed.

  4. Sandra says:

    I know, “I just try to be a blessing.” Just like you say. 🙂

  5. Beth says:

    Is that 7-layer dip I see in that gorgeous cut glass bowl?

    I read the old blog entry, and how fun it must have been to have the same lunch partner every day! You must have developed a very special friendship with Linda. And with a birthday as great as December 30, she must be a fantastic person! 🙂

  6. Sandra says:

    Hi, Beth — No, that is cornbread salad, not 7-layer salad.

    It’s true. Linda and I have had alot of fun together — our friendship has been a blessing for both of us.

    Yes, she does share her birthday with the Engineer — so she must be 39 also, right?! Seriously, I THINK her and I remember what it was like to be 39, but I’m not sure. 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday to your dear friend. I have a very simliar bowl and I love it (but it’s really heavy and I am scared when I have to pull it off the high shelf in the cupboard…I imagine the rescue crew finding me sprawled on the kitchen floor with the heavy bowl – unbroken – beside me).

    Enjoy your friendship and the bowl.

  8. Sandra says:

    Tab — Death by bowl? I guess I shouldn’t laugh, but that is a funny picture! 🙂

    It may be the same bowl, because this one is heavy too.

  9. karen says:

    Happy Birthday and many happy returns to your friend Linda 🙂

    Those salads look so good. The dish just makes them !!!

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  11. Amy O says:

    Happy Birthday, Linda!

  12. Sandra says:

    Karen — A salad really DOES look better when it’s in a pretty dish, doesn’t it!

    Amy — Thank you. I’m sure she’ll read your congrats.

  13. Danielle says:

    Oh that look’s like a nice salad ?, what is the topping made of ?
    x

  14. Sandra says:

    Danielle — That’s cornbread salad and the topping is Spicy Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and cheddar cheese. If you’re interested in the recipe, look under my “recipes” category for the post about the fourth of July cook-out — it’s there.

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