Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Rest of the Mystery Date Weekend

Back in 1959, I was a besotted teenager in so many ways....I had my first very serious boyfriend, Teddy, who would become my second husband, and father of my only son (#1 Allan, was father to my 2 girls, and also Teddy's best friend...eeek, I'm a complicated girl). Teddy and I were huge music fans and loved Buddy Holly more than life itself. When Buddy, the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens died in a plane crash in early 1959, not only did the music die, but a part of me, as well. I cried for weeks, and spent the first three days on the floor in my closet and did not come out until I could sob no more. I wrote odes to Buddy all over the walls. His death was a full-fledged tragedy in my life (good thing Elvis came along.) Through the years, I've always loved the music so much and have followed The Crickett's. Saw them on their last tour a few years ago, along with The Everly Brothers. Needless to say I was dancing and singing in the aisles. Thus, when the Buddy Holly Story appeared on the roster of events at a local live theater, I was on the tickets in an instant. Sunday afternoon, LM was packed up in the car and whisked off for a ride....all around in circles, until we arrived at Harwich Junior Theater to see "Buddy." He was completely surprised, and we had 2+ hours of sheer enjoyment. The production is top shelf, and the house was packed. We laughed about the fact that almost all the attendees were our age or older. After the show, we could not stop singing and took a ride to the north side of the Cape to have a delicious early dinner at a favorite place with a beautiful view of the marsh....we were entertained by a great blue heron, soaring, diving down to fish and then rising up again with its huge wings, lit by the sunset. It was a double header mystery tour weekend and a huge success.

Also, on the weekend, was a lot of cuddling with Ms G. Everytime, I sat on the couch, she appeared right by my side. LM avowed that he'd been coaching her all week to be extra nice to me. He's really "gone" if he thinks he can condition a feline mind, but we'll just let him think that for now, as he was just so proud to see her doing his bidding.
There was also a bit of time spent with Sara and Samantha.....we are looking forward to a special birthday party for Samantha in 2 weeks....

Also on Saturday, LM reminded me that he had been given a large bag of freshly harvested oysters and they needed to be prepared and eaten. John was ready and willing to help me, so we launched in to making Oysters Rockefeller! First of all, I'd only once eaten oysters and they were not my favorite, but I was willing to give them another try, after all, they were my Dad's very favorite food. How could I not like them? John did all the shucking and cleaning, and I prepared all the ingredients. It's actually a fairly easy process, once they are shucked.
My great kitchen assistant, preparing to put the oysters in the broiler. They are resting on kosher salt.
The finished Oysters Rockefeller. As you can see, some had already disappeared before I could get the camera. We all agreed that eating these oysters was an euphoric experience. They were so delicious!! and....a few other photos from the weekend....this shot was taken at the Cape Cod Salties' Sweetheart dinner on Friday night. You really had to be there, but this was taken during a skit that two of the guys put on to demonstrate what fisherman talk about while out on the water. It was so hilarious....
Ms G starting her day on Saturday morning.....
Sunday afternoon, Ms G felt that my freshly washed, and dried clothes needed pressing, so before I could hang them, she parked her furry self, and made perfect creases all over my shirts. Don't know what I would do without my sweet personal assistant.
I'm still nursing my shoulder and upper back injury from my fall on Friday night. Tonight I have an appointment for a massage and that should help.
From our little world, that is a little catch-up and I'm wishing you all a nice week as we move toward Spring. Love to all.....

10 comments:

Happy Days said...

I loved Buddy Holly!! and I love all the 50's music. It's on constantly in my car via XM radio. What a wonderful surprise! and, What a GREAT WEEKEND you all had. John looks mighty happy. Hope all is going well there! I am not fond of oysters on the shell - just can't get them down. Slimy thing! ugh! Even Ms G had a good weekend!! Nice to read!! Hope your massage worked on your shoulder...debbie

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Hi Debbie,
The oysters firmed up well when broiled. They were so sweet. I could never eat them raw. We really loved that they were from local waters and given by a friend.
Happy day to you! M

One Woman's Journey said...

Oysters - I love - I am envious
Has been many a year since tasted fresh.

judemiller1 said...

They just don't write music like they did in the old days, do they? Such a nice time--I don't like oysters, but they "looked" good enough to eat...but I probably would have passed.

Linda said...

What a wonderful week-end. These kind of events keep your relationship with LM strong and both of you enjoying each other for years to come. No boring relationship for the two of you.

John is such a handsome kid. What a shame that he's so close to throwing his life away. I do hope things are going well for all of you that are working with him. Most of all I hope he's doing well.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

You're so lucky to have experienced the 50s... I tell everyone all the time that that was the era I was meant to live in! :p
Love the pictures of Ms G (adorable as usual), and those Oysters Rockefeller made my stomach growl!
Enjoy your massage... hope you feel better! ♥

Retired English Teacher said...

This was a very light hearted post. It made me smile. I'm so happy for your wonderful weekend. You and LM just seem made for each other.

I want you to know that I am really pulling for John. He is a good-looking kid. It appears he is in the best situation he can be in. Two mature caring adults care for him and model what is like to build good relationships and productive lives. Let's hope it takes.

Cat Lady of Parkdale said...

Ms G is such a great helper! Sorry to hear about your fall. Love you aunt kitty!

Kittie Howard said...

A Buddy Holly weekend! How sweet it is! If Elvis *swoons* hadn't come along, I'd have Buddy Holly Post Traumatic Music Disorder!

Wish you'd made more of those oysters (my most favorite food!)so I could reach thru the screen! Oh, gosh, but Oysters Rockefeller are sinful *drools*.

Sorry about your arm. Hopw you don't have a bone bruise (spur). This kind of ouchie can take awhile (as I learned when hub played baseball for fun and would get occasionally pinged by an errant ball.)

Asked hub to come see Ms G. Be warned, LM, hearts flew from his eyes!! Er, I know that backwards pose very well, LOL!

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