Monday, January 11, 2021

The Haunting Memories

Some of you who have read my older posts may recall how much I hate hearing fireworks.  Not watching the colorful displays, hearing those that just make loud noises for no good reason.  I freak out and sometimes actually sit here and shake.  Someone asked me why and the only reason I can think of is because of this:

July 14, 1971  I was working in my chemistry lab at the hospital when we were told to lock our doors and remain inside.  We were up on the fourth floor, directly over the gunman on the first floor below us.  I can still remember hearing the shooting and the yelling echoing up from the street.

I thought about that when I watched the television on Wednesday.  Sheltering in place with an active shooter is not something you ever forget.  I remember someone banging on the door saying he was a doctor and to let him in.  Those of us in the lab decided that was not the best idea.  I am not sure where he found shelter.

This afternoon one of my co-workers from back then called and I asked her if she remembered that day.  She did not and said that perhaps she was off because she cannot imagine that she would have forgotten it.  Then again, we are getting rather up there in years.

I am posting this and hoping that our country recovers.  I am just not sure.  And I know it will be many a year before those Capitol workers recover from the trauma and fear.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Christmas Menu

I have always posted my dinner menus.  But there was no Easter dinner this year.  And then I never got around to posting what I was serving for Thanksgiving.  So, today I am posting what I think my dinner menu will be on Friday, though I have no idea what time we are eating.  It will be a small gathering with just two of my sons, DIL, and grandkids.  That means I only have to cook half as much food as I usually do.  If you were here, I would gladly serve you the following:

Crab Cakes over Baby Spring Greens with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

Grilled Salmon with Apricot and Mustard Glaze

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with Bread Crumb Hat

Honey-glazed Baby Carrots

Spanakopita Triangles

Cheese-Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Choice of Desserts:

Lemon Chiffon Torte, Tuxedo Mousse Torte, Brownie Chocolate Mousse 

Assorted Cookies and Candies

However you are celebrating the holiday, I hope it is truly enjoyable.