That’s The Ticket

October 4, 2011

Three generations [and a dog!] once again!

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Three generations in 2009!

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Mom and I hung with Gram this afternoon

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You know how I decorated my laundry room with antique boxes and Gram’s art? This is why! It reminds me of hers :)

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We have all been watching the Ken Burns documentary Prohibition. Gram brought out a book of old clippings to show me

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Which included two prohibition tickets

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Dating back to 1891!

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Afternoon snacks. Dontcha just love the candy bowl!?

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Gram took a nap and mom and I went to hang out at the mall. I picked up a new laptop sleeve from Pottery Barn on sale for $9! Mom got some lipstick.

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Back at Gram’s place, we met a bunch of her friends at the Bistro for cocktail hour

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And then sashayed into the dining hall for dinner

Salad bar to start (I love their slightly sourdough bread too!)

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And two kinds of fish with a plate of veggies for dinner (it’s all buffet style here!)

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For dessert, I had a gelato (they have Ciao Bella!) with marshmallow topping. Love that stuff!!

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We just finished an hour of BINGO!

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Lucky me I had I-26 but it was not a winner : (

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Mom and I are tucked in getting ready for bed together. G’night!

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1 lynn @ the actor's diet October 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

i DO love the candy bowl. i have one myself. i really am like a grandma.


2 Sweet and Savvy October 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Love that laptop sleeve!!:)


3 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. October 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

The prohibition ticket is so awesome! That stuff just fascinates me! I love old things like that and need to get to an antique store ASAP to pick up some decorations for our cabin.

Great that you got to spend time with your family today :) Hope the traffic wasn’t too bad!


4 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Those clippings are so cool!!! I would love to go through a notebook like that…I’m such a history nerd :-)


5 Lauren October 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Gelato with marshmallow topping? I must try that. Except there are already so many sweets this week AND my birthday is on Thursday! Maybe not for a little while…. 😉

Those Prohibition tickets are really cool too!


6 Ali @ Peaches and Football October 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Aww have a GREAT evening Kath! Your salad bar salad looks terrific! Love it when you find good options on a bar. My mom has a huge collection of old coins – I get to inherit the one that’s from 1881 (100 yrs before I was born). I love historical family treasures!


7 Sarah October 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

It is so nice to see how close your family is :) you are a lucky lady! My Sister and I totally decorate our bathrooms like our Grandmother <3


8 katie @KatieDid October 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

aww Gram is living the life there! Gelato for dessert?! Looks like my kind of living :) Have a fantastic stay with your family!


9 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats October 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Awww I love three generations pictures! I always try and take them with my mom and grandmother whenever we’re together. and BINGO!?!?!? I absolutely love bingo – even though I never seem to win! It’s just so exciting!


10 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled October 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

How cool to see the authentic historical pieces from Prohibition. Very cool!

Love the laptop sleeve! It’s very retro looking.


11 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Looks like a fun filled day! Love bingo! Sleep well Kath!


12 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love this post!!
marshmallow topping, mmm good

And Grandma’s ALWAYS have the best candy in candy dishes…I mean, no one else I know does that other than my grandmas and they’re the best childhood memories.

Nice laptop sleeve score!

And 100+ year old newspaper clippings…wow. What a treasure.

Makes me miss my grammies!


13 Cait's Plate October 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Before I scrolled down I was going to say “Oh! Just like your 3 generations picture from 2009!” Haha (maybe I know your blog too well?? 😉 )

Glad you had such a nice time (love that you got to play Bingo) – your Gram must feel SO wonderful to have you two there. It warms my heart that you take the time to see her and appreciate her! :)


14 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 7:25 am

Haha love it!


15 Cat @Breakfast to Bed October 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm

that’s 10x better than a werther’s original or a bottom of the purse peppermint.


16 marpari October 4, 2011 at 11:33 pm



17 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine October 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

How cute. :) Have fun Kath!


18 [email protected] October 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Fun!! All 3 generations are lookin’ good!


19 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel October 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm

That’s so great that your generations are able to bond like that! And VERY cool Prohibition tickets…history in your hands!


20 Rachael @ FreshlyMinted October 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Grandmothers are amazing – What an awesome legacy, Kath!

There is nothing I love more than hearing their stories. It’s like finding a part of yourself every time they sit down and share the past.

Enjoy your time!


21 Mel @ Mel a la Via Paradiso October 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Ooh..I like the idea of decorating your laundry room. It’s one of those places that is usually just kind of bare..minus heaps of dirty clothes and detergent! Your Grandma’s laundry room looks very eclectic!


22 Angel7 October 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

How sweet! What a wonderful time spent together :)

Your grandma’s artwork is really good! She is very talented, and creative, and passed that down to you all!


23 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm

what a fun day! shopping the sales, cocktails, buffet dinner, and bingo! love that your family is so close across the generations. and i also love the candy bowl at my gram’s :)


24 Deva @ Deva by Definition October 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I love that laptop sleeve. So awesome.


25 Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 4, 2011 at 8:47 pm

what a wonderful day!!!


26 Jennifer October 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I just LOVE your grandmother’s art! She is so talented! Does she just do that on the side for a hobby? It’s just amazing.

Sounds like you had a really fun day. :)


27 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

Thanks!! It’s a hobby but she has done hundreds of them!


28 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love this – all 3 generations are so neat to see. This sounds just like a day my grandma and I would have together!


29 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles October 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

….AW! Nothing better than family time! :)


30 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Sounds like a fun girls night! And yummy meal too!


31 B n B October 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

What is it grandmas and bingo and card games? I miss those simple days actually.


32 Jen October 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

This post kinda makes me sad, because I never got to know either of my grandmothers (or my mother, for that fact…she passed away when I was 9) in the way you get to know your mom/gram as an adult. You’re very lucky! Enjoy every moment with them…you have a lovely family!


33 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

I’m sorry to hear that Jen, but thank you


34 Sweet Marcella October 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Looks like you’re having such a great time :)


35 Molly @ RDexposed October 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm

You ladies age so well!

I can’t stomach bingo though! I’m so competitive and there’s no technique for bingo other than buying a thousand cards to increase your odds of winning. Ok…I digress!


36 Kiran @ October 4, 2011 at 10:20 pm

You ladies look beautiful, together. I warms my heart to see the closeness of 3 generations :) Glad y’all are having fun. Send my love to Gram :)


37 Baking Serendipity October 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm

What a fun day :) I have a four generations photo taken at my wedding that is one of my favorites ever.


38 Sana October 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I loveee playing bingo :)


39 Sandra October 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Tell your Gram she still has very lovely legs!!!


40 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 7:26 am

Haha I will! thanks!


41 Lani October 4, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Looks like fun– enjoy!


42 Khushboo October 5, 2011 at 12:34 am

I’m sure you get this a lot but you and your mom look SO alike!


43 KathEats October 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

:) My mom will be pleased


44 Elisabeth October 5, 2011 at 1:35 am

I’ve been really enjoying the Prohibition doc – the Ken Burns ones are always interesting, even if it’s not a subject I’d normally watch a documentary on (like Baseball 😉 )


45 Health Bee October 5, 2011 at 1:53 am

Thanks for sharing. I love your Gram’s art.


46 Hillary October 5, 2011 at 6:17 am

Is that a small watercolor of your grandparents on their wedding day? It’s beautiful, whatever it is!


47 Mom October 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

You’re sweet to notice. It was done by my dad’s aunt, Lillian Causey, whose art received some attention from Baltimore art circles. Sadly, just as she was getting even better known, she died in her forties of cancer.


48 Hillary October 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

Sorry to hear that. She clearly did beautiful work!


49 Mom October 5, 2011 at 8:13 am

Thanks! We love the paintings she left behind. I will tell my mom your eyes caught the wedding watercolor!


50 Katie October 5, 2011 at 6:38 am

My gram had a candy bin, we ALWAYS loved to get some candy from there when we were little

Your gram is adorable, bless her heart. I miss my gram very much every day, almost a year since she passed, Im glad you take time to see your gram and spend time with her, some people don’t and they don’t realize how important it is.

Loved this post , you have a beautiful family , and loving the dessert!


51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

Haha I love how grandma’s always have a candy bowl! My grandma’s one always has Werther’s Originals in it.


52 Kris October 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

What a sweet post! I reminds me of visiting my MIL at the Pines in Davidson. Love your grandmother’s art.


53 Whitney October 5, 2011 at 7:19 am

Welcome to town! If you have a chance, take a swing by the new Fresh Market! It’s across from the mall and is WONDERFUL. But I have a slight obsession with market’s …


54 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife October 5, 2011 at 7:51 am

WOW-what a laundry room!

SO crazy that it dated back to 1891 for those tickets…! How cool!


55 Cathy October 5, 2011 at 7:57 am

Love the blog this morning. Everyone is so happy!


56 GirlEat October 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

Beautiful post showcasing food, family, and fun. Oh, and the candy bowl, so so tasty.


57 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 5, 2011 at 8:14 am

Aw, I absolutely love this post! I think it’s so special that you spent time with your mom and grandmom. :) That gelato looks delicious and topped with a marshmallow! Heavenly!


58 tiffany October 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

Aw, what a great post. It looks like you are having a wonderful time with your Grandma. Cherish those moments.


59 Michaela October 5, 2011 at 8:27 am

lovely photos of the 3 generations!
haha, I remember those candy bowls 😀 why is it that all grannys have them??


60 ~Christy October 5, 2011 at 8:37 am

Precious! Grandma’s are the best…well, heck, Moms too. Memories to last a lifetime.


61 Kristina October 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

I need to check out that documentary… my grandfather was actually a bootlegger during the prohibition! His family owned a Pepsi bottling plant, so when prohibition hit they just…diversified a little :) And also I love Ken Burns, I think I’ve seen every episode of “Baseball” at least twice…


62 Kath October 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

Very cool!!


63 Ashley @ Good Taste Healthy Me October 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

That is so cool!


64 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 5, 2011 at 9:23 am

I LOVE your grandma’s laundry room. And what neat memorabilia she has. That makes for great times learning about the history from a personal standpoint. Good times.


65 Heather @ Better With Veggies October 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

I didn’t realize your decorated laundry room was a laundry closet – that’s how mine is too. I never thought of adding decorations, but I like the way that looks. A nice pop of color when you have to do laundry.


66 Lynda October 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

I love the three generations of pictures that you have. What a great memory that will be….and I love your gram’s art work…so happy and makes you feel alive. It reminds me that I need to add more COLOR in my life:)


67 Kristi @ Hiding in Honduras October 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

If you like Prohibition-era history you should get Boardwalk Empire on Netflix! We just finished the first season and are anxiously awaiting more!


68 Lea @ Healthy Coconut October 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

I loved reading this post and seeing you spend time with your mom and grandma.

It also made me sad thinking about my grandma (called her Lola, which is grandma in Tagalog/Filipino language). I miss her so much, we lost her 6 years ago but she lived a long happy life.


69 val/lotsofdishes October 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

i want to live wherever your gram lives!! that sounds awesome—and I’m not even 30 yet.


70 Silvia Hole October 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Love your grandmother’s art! very colorful, almost looks Latinamerican;
hope she is still at it! what a fun hobby to have; thanks for sharing….


71 Thealogian October 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Family: Lovely!

Prohibition: isn’t it fascinating? I’m a Unitarian (which is a progressive church today and was pretty much throughout our history) and Unitarians (especially Feminist Unitarian women), tended to favor Prohibition (as a LIBERAL cause!). Isn’t that crazy? But it was true, the thought was (for the liberals who supported it, it was also supported by many conservatives) that if the men stopped drinking and wasting all their money on booze and then they’d stop going home and beating their wife and kids. If the booze was gone, then the domestic violence wouldn’t be a problem (yeah, had to learn a lot on that issue as a culture…still do). Anyway, its just funny to imagine yourself back then and see where you might have stood.


72 Meghan @ Day-to-Day Crazy October 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Oh my gosh, I miss my grandma’s candy bowl! That was the best part of going to her house. :)


73 Leila @ Spinach and Skittles October 9, 2011 at 12:05 am

I’m enjoying the prohibition documentary, as well. How cool to have the tickets from your grandma!


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