In St. Louis... Not China
In the beautiful old Lafayette Square Park in St. Louis, Don and I had a park bench picnic last September. The picnic was memorable in many ways. I'll remember the gorgeous weather and the sad fact that we couldn't find a table that was not being occupied by the homeless.
I'll remember the swans who "paced" in the nearby water and worried us with their interest. I'll remember the odd fact we were having a picnic of Chinese carryouts, which is the world's worst food for bench dining. But mostly it was the food choice that will always make me laugh. Besides some fried rice and a duck leg, Don and I finally got to sample a treat invented by the owner of Park Chop Suey called the St. Paul Sandwich. Pork, beef & shrimp egg foo young, served on 2 pieces of white bread with bean sprout, pickle, lettuce, tomato and salad dressing! Crazy!
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!