the toast of the town

29 Mar

so i’ve given myself 10 minutes to put this post together so you can forget spell check, proper grammar, and complete sentence structure….yeah yeah, i know, i usually DO forget those things!

anyways, deon and i were the toast of the town yesterday.  yes, i do realize the town is trent south dakota and there is not much competition for toast but still i’d like to enjoy my title for a day or so!  it was our turn to host the birthday club.  deon and i went with a salad luncheon type theme:

salad1 we served pineapple pretzel, spring greens, green bean and blue cheese, broccoli, fresh fruit,  corn and tomato, crab remoulade, and pasta veggie salads along with tosted herb loaf bread and cranberry almond pound cake for dessert.  we provided copies of the recipes  so they’d know if we tried to sneak in something gross like boiled eggs or rice.

salad2 full view of the serving table.  deon collects.  her house is filled with little arrangements of collections.  she must spend a fortune of time dusting because there is never a lick of dust in her house.

salad5 salad6 salad7 and there’s more but i best get back to the party!

deon has been collecting a place setting (salad plate, cup and saucer) of a variety of vintage dishes for a while.  we had enough so that every guest had a different pattern:


and since deon knew the names of all the dishes, we made little tags to identify them:


we had 13 out of 14 that were able to attend so it was a full house.

salad8 this is ALMOST everybody.  (l to r) mary, cynthia, rosanne, sharon, marlene, diane, susie, SUE- she’s invisable but you can tell she’s talking because everyone is looking at her, donna, connie and ginnie.

we had everyone bring their favorite purse to show and share.  the napkins were fun.

salad9 so true.  so true.

well i’m sure i didn’t cover everything but i’m way over my 10 minutes  so i’ll just leave you with a little snack:

salad10 salad11 fruit and chocolate.  ok, the chocolate eggs are wood but they sure look good enuf to eat!


5 Responses to “the toast of the town”

  1. Freda Henderson March 29, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    How wonderful Kay! Wish I could have lived close to you so I could have attended. I would have loved it and I bet all your guests did too.

  2. sybil March 29, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    You and Deon always do such a nice job and you enjoy it so much. How cool is that? Don’t let anyone take that joy away from you.

  3. sammi March 29, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    I am hugging the whole post as I read! (blush)

  4. grapegrower March 29, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    “yes, i do realize the town is trent south dakota and there is not much competition for toast”
    trent is so small that when you plug in your electric tooth brush, the street lights dim.

  5. Ginnie March 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Keep blogging away, Kay. You have a gift for it- should win an award every day. The party was fab-even if I didn’t get any sleep the night before and drove all the way from Ft. Smith. Good thing I love to road travel!! We had such a great time and it was all “by the seat of our collective pants” and I slept like a log in a different bed every night. Go figure. Go is so great-he drug me around so I could have such a wonderful time with “my rels” for a change. I am still planning a family reunon in Branson this summer and all are coming except bro #3 in WA because he would rather go back to New Zealand and Australia. Guess it is a big money maker for their home schooling biz. Hug birthday boy and big bro. Love ya, Ginsu

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