Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hens and Old Fellas

Tonight, as every Thursday night, is Hen Night here.  A friend of Mom's - a retired hair dresser - comes to the house to do her hair and several other "old dolls" come over as well.

So the old gals get to have a visit and they are all clucking and gossiping and of course - expecting tea and a lunch.  My head is usually spinning by the time they all leave later tonight!  Lol   Normally I don't mind but with all the "balderdash" at work this week I don't have the same level of patience tonight.

Its been quite a crazy hectic week so I haven't had much quiet time - or hooking time.  Maybe later tonight I will get to pull a few loops - to wind down.

Now I have to tell you about the old fella.  You know I have mentioned this before, that I have a thing for old guys.  Not in the Anna Nicole Smith kind of way (haha) but I just think they are so adorable, funny and charming.  Those old grandpa's have the greatest stories and sense of humor. 

Yesterday the little church in my neighborhood was having a chowder luncheon.  They do this every few months and it is so good.  They only charge $8 and you get a large bowl of fish chowder, all the buscuits and rolls you want and a piece of dessert.  These desserts are all homemade by the church ladies and the serving size is huge - actually could be cut in two and still be a decent size serving.

Anyway, this old couple sat across from me.  I learned later they were brother and sister who had both lost their spouses.  The old fella had me in stitches the entire time.  You could tell all the church people knew him and that he was well liked.  When it was time for dessert he winked and said he was getting more than one.   There are usually 8 or 10 different choices - pie, pistachio squares, chocolate cake, sex-in-a-pan, blueberry cheesecake etc.     We each took a selection and after he was finished they came by with another tray.  He asked me what looked good so I picked for him and he slid half on my plate.  Then a third time - chocolate cake chunks in whipped cream and choc drizzle - he took it and gave me half again!  

When I went back to work I was stuffed and half sick!  But don't ya just love those sweet old fellas?


  1. you lead on busy life. I do like some of the old fellas that come by work. We have a trivia question of the day and if it is history they come in and have all the facts they give you more information than you ever wanted.
    have fun with your gals

  2. I, too, love the older gents! They are so sweet and funny and love to chat! Sounds like a fun chowder fest! Hope you get a little quiet to pull some loops. I'm holding on for one more day of grade 5, then vacation! Yippee!

  3. Kim ~
    You are so kind to the seniors!
    Do you know I am still laughing about hooker's crack? I am going to steal it and use it on my blog if that is okay with you. I have spent some serious moolah on crack this last week :)
    Hugs :)

  4. Kim, you are such a sweet, kind, caring person, but will ya please tell me what sex-in-a-pan is? Hope you have a quiet weekend, where you can fit a little "me time" in... Hope spring has sprung in your neck of the woods.

  5. Kim, I'm not surprised that this gentleman was stuffing you up with desert. Next to desert, you were probably the nicest thing that happened to him that day. Have a great weekend and get some rest. Hugs. JB

  6. How sweet. I bet you rolled instead of walked. :) I hope you have another nice weekend, and maybe some hooking done. :)

  7. Yeah...old gents are funny, adorable, and charming - unless you're married to them! ;o)
    Just KIDDING! Smiles ~ Robin

  8. I love old men too. Especially ones that have good senses of humor. They remind me of my dad he loved to tell stories.

  9. Oh my gosh, I feel stuffed just thinking about all that dessert!!!

  10. Hahaha! I like KittyWampus' comment!!!

    I think that was his way of flirting with you, Kim. That is so cute! I guess being stuffed isn't the worst thing if you make someone happy.

  11. What a charmer. Sounds like he had an eye for you.

  12. Hi Kim, Love this post - so nice and sweet. Your little package (a plain brown envelope) is on its way - just a bit of crack for you.

  13. Yes I do, did you get his phone number for me. lol
    Girlfriend we could be neighbors....
    I bet you were feeling full if he kept sharing his desserts with you. How cute was that ya honey...if your not too full you can enter my chocolate giveaway

  14. Gotta love a man who shares his dessert - no matter what age!