Monday, November 11, 2013

Red~ White ~ Blue

The Pres and I are not "dinner people."  We're "supper people".  Oh don't get me wrong an occasional get together with friends for dinner is fine but we prefer casual...laid back...friendly atmosphere where we can chat (especially me) with people.  

So a few weeks ago when I met John, a 71 year old gentleman exercising at the gym, after trading meatball recipes, he suggested that hubby and I scoot out to Lebanon for the meatloaf  "supper" being held at the American Legion.  John boasted so much about his meatloaf and when I told the Pres, he was all ears so I knew he would not forget the date.




We went early intentionally and I'm glad we did.  The food was piping hot and ready when we arrived and tables were filling fast!  There before us were farm fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, meatloaf and gravy preceded by warm rolls, butter and a nice tossed salad.  Warm apple crisp with homemade vanilla bean ice cream was for dessert, something both of us spotted when we walked in and bought our tickets.


After filling our plates and thoroughly enjoying our meal, I couldn't help but wander into the kitchen.  "Who made the meatloaf?" I asked of a young man in his thirties.  "He did," he said, pointing to the older gentleman with the baseball cap on and smiling.



Yep.  It was John who did not recognize me.  Yet as I told him of trading meatball recipes, his eyes lit up and said, "I'm so glad you came out to benefit the Legion."

So were we.  Our servicemen have done and continue to do so much for our country. 

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awesome, jp. i know you made his day - especially since you loved his meatloaf. :)

Delores said...

Nothing like a good dinner of comfort food in pleasant surroundings that benefits a worthy organization.

Tiggeriffic said...

How absolutely awesome~! You made his year...his day....~! I love veterans day...I go to the local grocery store that feeds breakfast to our veterans ...and shake their hands and hear their stories.. IT's just so wonderful to see the tears well up in their eyes that you took the time to listen and shake their hands...
Good work...~! going and supporting the American Legion in your area..Without these boys fighting for our freedom we would be in bad shape...
ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

ok, thanks for that, i need a tissue now. that is too sweet. you know you made his day. Bless You for that. it is so the small things in life that make it all worth while. big big hugs.

enjoy your week! ( :

bj said...

What a sweet post...:)

Thanks for letting me know things were showing up on my old blog.
the trouble now...I have a NEW blog and now I don't know which to use.
Wonder what to do...?

Madge Bloom said...

What a lovely story...

Rain said...

What a nice thing to do ! Love this blog! Rainy morning to you JP!!
Rain :)

Bee Lady said...

We are supper people too. And this looks like a wonderful supper! Yummy comfort food. Looks like a "winter meal" and we had our first snow last night. I am so glad you went I'm sure you made his day.

Cindy Bee

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh, great story!

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