It was so much fun to meet the esteemed doyenne of bloggers, Grandmere Mimi and her very dear husband Grandpere. They are a lot of fun to be around. It was so nice to be invited to their home and arriving in the early evening, was treated to some shrimp creole and rice. It was GOOD. Izzie spent the first bit of time exploring the house and making herself at home. Both Grandmere and Grandpere were very nice to her even keeping their own dog Diana outside, except at night when she sleeps in the laundry room. Izzie was royally pampered.
Grandmere's church, St. John's is quite lovely. I like the white walls and the clear windows. It's a very old church and in some ways reminds me of a small version of St. Paul's in Boston. The pews seem to give a nod to those from the colonial era which were more like family boxes. The organ was acting up because of the cold, but the organist shifted to the piano and all was well. I would have loved to have heard the pipe organ, but only if it were in tune and all the stops worked, which was not the case. I also enjoyed talking to members of the congregation afterwards. They are a hospitable bunch. Izzie would have loved coffee hour. There was cheese.
Mimi describes the wonderful meal we had after church on her blog. I promised them a good lobster dinner to encourage them to come up to Maine, but I don't think we would eat any better. The hors d'oeuvre of spinach and artichokes on cheese toasts was yummy and the oyster spaghetti was to die for.
I feel so honored to have met this wonderful woman.
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