Today, I went to the lunch where they use real dishes and utensils. These lunches just keep getting better and better!
The menu for today was seasonal as they all are. We had at least a 1.cup of chicken salad on two Romaine leaves. The guy next to me offered it to me when I asked them to save scraps they were not going to eat for my chicken. He offered his, which I took ate right then! So, I had at least a cup of chicken salad and four whole Romaine leaves.
My plate had a piece of cantaloupe which came home for Dominique. I ate the spicy muffin with coconut in it after I got home and had my hair cut.
There was a huge square of red Jello salad made with Cool Whip and cottage cheese in it. Maybe it had pineapple in it.
Chicken salad on 2 Romaine leaves x 2
Cantaloupe for Dominique
Red Jello salad
Spicy Muffin eaten later
bowl of watermelon
2 glasses of unsweetened tea
Plus, I sat at the table for six where a couple was sitting. Later, we talked. She is a retired schoolteacher. Nice couple.
The program was a group of mandolin players. Six women and two men played for a good long time, but no one was ready for them to stop. However, lunch was ready.
The Appalachian or lap dulcimer is an American instrument, not one brought here. Apparently, no one knew that "Love Me Tender" is a pre-Civil War tune, "Aura Lee." Well, the dulcimer players did. It is beautiful played on the dulcimer.
Playlist for today:
Little Log Cabin in the Lane/Lily of the Valley
Aura Lee and singing
Come Now, Fount of Every Blessing
Amazing Grace--a request for everyone to sing
There were several more I cannot remember.
Here is a Tennessee Music Box style dulcimer. I want one like the one at the head of this post.The guy is playing and eventually starts to sing Aura Lee..
The group played about a dozen songs. Now, I want a dulcimer! Seriously, I need a dulcimer. Of course, all that stands in my way is money to buy one.
Who wants to come to lunch with me? Does anyone play a dulcimer? Have one? Maybe your relatives play this quaint instrument that sits on the lap? Have you ever heard "Aura Lee"?