April 28

There is this old song that I know . As a matter of fact, I know a lot of old songs. We sang a lot when I was growing up and the Sunday  paper had the words written out for the popular songs. One of the songs had a line that said  that if you weren't with the one that you loved, you loved the one that you were with. That line came to me today when I went with my Grandson to get a Chicago style Italian beef sandwich. There is no comparison to the Italian beef in Chicago, or even the one that I get in Venice, but paraphrasing the song , I loved the Italian beef  that I was eating . With a Coke. With lots of ice. There are some foods that I will not order . Creole. I know Creole. It is not authentic anywhere but in New Orleans . And never blackened food. Originally , before refrigeration, when the food would spoil, it was blackened to hid the rancid taste. So no blackened food for me, even though I know the food isn't rancid. Just one of those crazy ideas in my head. Like, I love raw oysters, but won't eat snails. Back to Italian beef.... my sandwich was pretty close to almost. And it's closer in distance than Chicago. Go Bulls.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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 ?

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