Last night I had the pleasure of taking my sweet grandma (Ma) to dinner. Over the last 5 years, my grandmother has been in and out of ICU, had a stint in a nursing home, and has even been told she only had a few days left to live. Remarkably, she is still kicking! I called her and let her know I was in town and wanted to take her to dinner. She was thrilled by my invitation. She wanted to go to Hot Dog World, her favorite place, but I suggested we go somewhere a little nicer. Ma is not very fancy, so Outback was the top of the list for her. It was a challenge coordinating efforts to get her out since she is wheelchair bound but we made due. We had the BEST conversation. We even joked about her coming to visit me at the beach. I suggested we find her a nice string bikini and flop her down on the beach. She hooted! As I cut her Victoria’s Filet into small pieces, I got a little choked up thinking about all the times she cut my food up for me as a toddler. It is really interesting how life comes full circle with needs and care.
Today I am working a food show in Asheville, NC, my hometown. Every time I come back to my area of birth, I think of all the wonderful lessons I have learned from my family. Those lessons are being instilled in my daughter. We teach compassion, respect, love, manners, and empathy just like my sweet Ma taught me. I’m sure these lessons must be what the politicians and religious leaders consider our radical gay agenda. These things are sure to destroy the world. On second thought, maybe THEY should take a lesson from Ma.
My daughter is in school today. She has to miss her piano lessons since I am out of town. I guess her Lady GaGa aspirations will have to wait until next week. I can’t wait to get home tonight to my family. I hope I get there in time to get my hugs and kisses from my little angel.
As I work today, I will take a list of leads for business. These people have no idea of my radical gay agenda….I’m sure their marriages will slowly come to an end just by being in my presence. They are doomed!