Being areligious, today has no significance in and of itself, although I appreciate the family dinner and the opportunity to eat Peeps bunnies and birds. Except, wait, I didn’t get any Peeps this year. [Yes, my mother still makes baskets for each of her children, even though we are all past 30. Mine included Cadbury caramel eggs and a home made butter cream egg. I think there’s an entire stick of butter and a half a box of 10-X sugar in that thing.]
Anyway, the family dinner was nice, and after we’d recovered from our food comas, we had desert. Scratch devils food cake with chocolate butter cream icing from stepdad’s mom. Yum. I could actually feel my cholesterol rising as I ate.
After that, we sat around and socialized. Also went through some of the keepsakes Mom slected for us from Mommom’s house. They spent 7 hours last weekend clearing out stuff and only got through ~15% of the stuff Mommom had stored. It isn’t organized (hospital bills from 1953 in same box with christening gown, diamond earrings, box of rocks selected by a child and given as gift, etc.) so they can’t just toss things without looking. Mom found a stack of love letters from the time when Poppop was stationed in Korea; a silk bed spread and pillow shams (heavy, gorgeous silk with hand embroidery); and all kinds of old photos, including wedding photos. One in particular was charming: Mommom with a girlfriend, with a note written on the back by her mother-in-law, who took the photo and sent it to Poppop while he was away. Also some photos of Korea.
Mom offered me the beautiful kitchen table and hutch, which I would love…must rethink the organization of my home. It would take serious rearranging or purging of books and furniture to make them fit in my house.