This lovely cut glass dish lives at our house and is my favorite . . .
for a layered salad,
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.