On Thursday, May 23, Tom and I drove ten hours from Columbus, Ohio to Seaford, Delaware to visit her.
It had been five months since I'd seen my mother, and in recent years every time we plan a visit I always wonder how my mother will look when I see her again after not having seen her for a few months.
This time as soon as we arrived I thought she looked so pretty that I immediately made her sit in her kitchen for a few portraits:
She was dressed for going out that evening, as the plan had been that when we arrived we'd all go out for dinner with my brother and his wife.
However, shortly after we arrived a thunderstorm flashed down from the sky, complete with torrential rains and high winds, so we opted rather to have my brother and his wife bring over some fried chicken, upon which we feasted in my mother's dining room.
When we were ready to order the friendly server asked my mom, "your regular, Hon?", my mom's regular being the "one-one-one," which is one egg, one slice of bacon and one pancake for $3.99.
Tom and I, however, felt we needed to look over the menu, of which I commenced snapping a few shots.
"I was just wondering if you take pictures of the toilets when you use the bathrooms."
I informed her that as a matter of fact I have been known to snap a shot of a toilet if I came a cross a particularly distinctive one, such as this Toto Washlet I encountered in a mall bathroom in Honolulu.
(See post from 5/9/2019, "A Nice Surprise At The Royal Hawaiian Center").
...and Funny Face.
...who sometimes stops by for a bite.
This time when I raised my camera for a shot my mother saluted me,
Here are some pictures of her taken during World War II, during which she was an Army nurse,
After we returned home with the berries I made the pie.
When dinnertime rolled around we headed over to another of my mom's favorite local restaurants, the Golden Eagle,
...where my mom had the Fish 'n Chips,
...Tom had the Stuffed Flounder,
...and I started with a bowl of yummy Cream of Crab Soup,
...followed by the likewise yummy Gyro and Fries.