Milestone for Mom
Today is a milestone for me; my eldest son, Jon, celebrates his 27th birthday, and that means that I have now been a mother longer than I wasn’t a mother, since Jon was born when I was 26 years old here in Pittsburgh at Mercy Hospital. You young people may be surprised to know that we had birthing rooms back then and Jon was born in one. Here’s a photo of me and my baby at one of my birthday dinners, looks like it must have been about two years ago.
If my kitchen were operational I would make Jon his favorite meal – curried chicken salad from the Frog Commissary Cookbook followed by a cheesecake. Calvin’s birthday is coming up on Monday so we’re just going to take all the children out to dinner at Tessaro’s then. Calvin anxiously asked me if I would still make him a dinner when I could get back into the kitchen; he likes pie and probably wants cherry. I just hope and pray he won’t want fried chicken again, at least not until it gets cooler.