Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
It was a day of many flavors. I shall begin with the middle part of the day before I tell you the best and first part. I went with my Mom and Pop to a Polish restaurant that we’ve wanted to try for quite a long time. Now I must first give some background for you to better understand. While growing up, my family and I lived in the very ethnic neighborhood of Parma, Ohio. There were Italians, Ukrainians, and Polish people as well as other ethnicities. Every Tuesday the little old Polish women worked in the church basement kitchen to produce the best pierogi in the world. Since then, we have always searched for a similar delicious version with that as the standard. Our lunch today brought back Parma Polish Pierogi memories! Pop and I ordered the Polish feast plate that included a meatball, stuffed cabbage, city chicken, 2 pierogi, and dumplings with gravy. Oh Lordy it was good!
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.
Our next stop was the Italian bakery. My folks picked up some pizza dough (yummy and yeasty – to make their own pizzas!), some bear claws, a wonderful hunk of some hard Italian cheese for grating, some pepperoni, and prosciutto.
H. J. Byron, An Adage:
The gardener’s rule applies to youth and age:
When young “sow wild oats,” but when old, grow sage.
After that, they dropped me off at my house. I ran inside to get the sticky buns I had made for Pop. I started last night with dough that I kneaded and kneaded. After the first rise, it rose a second time in the fridge and this morning I formed it into 8 big swirled cinnamon sticky buns. A third rise and they were baked. Pop always complains that you can’t get good yeasty cinnamon rolls. I hope they pass the test.
Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
The day featured the flavors of Polish food, Italian food, and cinnamon sticky buns. So what happened in the morning? In the morning Pop had a visit with his cardiologist. For those of you who haven’t been reading, Pop had heart surgery in March and had his aortic valve replaced. There have been a few set-backs, but the cardiologist told Pop that everything was just as it should be today. He told him he could “Do anything you want to do.” Pop had the taste of good health today.
Malcolm Forbes, The Capitalist Handbook:
By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it.
But the icing on the cake today (another flavor!) is the fact that it was Pop’s 85th birthday! That just may explain to you why I have so many old age quotes on this blog – just for fun! I particularly like this next one:
God gives nuts to those with no teeth.
I’m not sure what that proverb means. Ha! But it was a fine flavorful day and it tastes good to see both Pop and Mom doing so well.
Now what’s for dessert?
Psalm 91:16a with long life I will satisfy them.