Mother's Day 1978- Picnic that Inspired the List
I remember this breezy, blue day well. My brother and I snatched Mom away from her realtor obligations and pushed her into the Ford Granada. The car was already packed with the picnic basket, bottle of wine, yellow rose and a wrapped book we knew she would love. Luckily there were no cell phones then, so we had Mom to ourselves! We drove out of St. Louis on Hwy 94 till we found an old quarry where we spent the day lounging, reading, nibbling and sipping on a sun warmed rock. This cozy feast in our private Grand Canyon is probably my fondest picnic memory!
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!