Sunday, March 23, 2008

The View From the Pew #6 Easter


Aunt Bostick here.

I've got my feet up. Easter Service went just fine. The preacher hollared until his face got red. The Chancel Choir did three special pieces and held in there until Old Dr. Hammer got wheezing. Even then, the sopranos did well except for Lolly Parks who got a hot flash under her choir robe and looked like someone sprayed a hose on her.
By the time we got to the Five Fold Amen, I was ready to go home.

The family came for lunch. I'd gotten the ham out of the oven and put the Splenda into the iced tea when they all drove up in the driveway. The girls helped me put the asparagus, tomato aspic and potato salad on the table. We had Harris-Teeter ice cream for dessert. My coconut from scratch cake days are over until I get this tennis elbow under control.

This is my last post in the "View from the Pew" for my niece. I'm worn out and ready to just watch my soaps while I knit for awhile. I've got a Reader's Digest to get through and I need to finish hemming the downstairs bathroom curtains. Enough is enough.

As St. Casserole said to me this afternoon, "Christ is Risen and the Boat is about to Dock". I know you understand what that means.

Glad to be with you girls.

Aunt Bostick

17 comments:

Songbird said...

Oh, Aunt Bostick, I do understand her!

Sue said...

Thank you for your posts Aunt B! Happy Easter!

I L-O-V-E tomato aspic, but I'm the only one in our household who enjoys it, so I don't often make it. yum.

Cathy said...

Aunt Bostick,
I do hope you have some of that good horseradish sauce that accompanies the aspic. I do love me some of that.

Don't be gone for long. And convince St. Cassie to let you go along on the boat to chaperone.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Aunt Bostick,
Thank you kindly for your mighty fine posting. It is always a pleasure to hear from you and your very interesting experiences.

1-4 Grace said...

I have never haqd tomato aspic before.
Oh, Aunt B, please let St Cass know that these extra long word verf. are getting old. This oen has 8 leters and they are smushed together like Protestants in the church pews on Easter Sunday.
Prayers for safe travels for all!!!!
I do hope at least one picture will be psoted. :)

thankyoudarlin said...

I've tuned in every day to hear from you Aunt Bostick! Thanks for getting us through Holy Week!

ElastiGirl said...

mmmm... tomato aspic!!

thanks for posting Aust B - we'll have a toast to you on the ship

Gracebythesea said...

Dear Aunt Bostick,
Thank you for your request to keep any eye on St C., but you know how wiley and clever she is...I will make sure she fills her purse with more than the croissants from the midnight buffet.

zorra said...

We loved having you, Aunt B. come back soon.

Crimson Rambler said...

well y'all come over to my place and I will make you the BEST tomato aspic, and we will enjoy ourselves thoroughly! Nobody in this part of the world seems to understand about it...sigh...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I have really enjoyed you but I have missed your niece. I know you understand.

I hope she has a wonderful trip!

Deb said...

Sigh...
Aunt B...
Without you and St. Cass I don't know what I'll do. Be sure she packs her sunscreen...

sigh
deb
who doesn't get to go

1-4 Grace said...

Sigh!
From 1-4 Grace who was "left behind."
Hey Deb!Maybe we could get together and sit in lawn chairs and close our eyes and make ocean noises and drink umbrella drinks and just pretend....

1-4 Grace said...

Dear Aunt Bostick,
I made tomatoe aspic and carefully followed the recipe from Paula Deen. honest.
But, I either did not make it right or I am just not a Southern Gal like i thougth I was!
It was basically like tomato flavored jello in a rose shaped mold. I am really worried that I am not a good Southern Cook anymore or that I may not even be a Southern Belle now.
I amy go back to bed and not get up for a week. Did I make it wrong, do I need to have aquired taste, or is somethign wrong with my refrigerator?
Hopelessly Confussed(and one state away from you and insainity)
1-4 G

Ruby said...

Dear Aunt Bostick,
Please tell your niece that I loved, loved, loved meeting her on the boat, er, ship. You've done a fabulous job teaching her what's what. She's funny and nice and brings great swag to the girls. Plus, she tells a great story. Thanks for sharing her with us.
Love,
Ruby

Stacey said...

Just saw your name on the list for a certain conference happening next week. Looks like I'll be seeing you soon!

revabi said...

Aunt Etta Mae,said she knows exactly what you are talking about in terms of putting them feet up. She also said i better never ever ask her to blog for me while I am away, unless I slip her some of that snuff or dip under the table. You were just too kind she said. You two have just got to get together soon, but I reckon you two are traveling anymore.