ON THE BACK BURNER

September 22

I haven't read a book from beginning to end in a while. I picked up this small book at the library and once I started it, I had to finish right to the end. It's a wonderful true story between a younger woman and a 90 something man. It's a love story in that they share life stories, she experiences the dignity of age, , and in the end, she learns more than she realized. His daughter is a friend of the younger woman who has asked her to call her Dad a few times to check on him while she is living out of town. He invites her over and cooks for her, a passion of his. Their friendship evolves around these meals.I am jealous that I have not yet found an Edward to befriend me, or to cook such fabulous dinners for me. I picked out some thoughts that I plan to mull over. To paraphrase one thought,"you have to be at peace in your head, where you are." And, ""we live in an age of communication but we don't know how to communicate." Probably not an original thought, but I think it appropriate. And this old truism.. The secret is to treat family like company and company like family. And the last one I wrote down is"give of yourself,not yourself. "I should have learned this one earlier. The book is,Dinner with Edward",by Isobel Vincent.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

...
31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

...
20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

...
19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

...
You liked this page