“The world will knock you down plenty. You don’t need to be doing it yourself.”
~ Elizabeth Scott
Our hero turned 73 today. She wanted to try Sav’s West African Grill, so that’s where we started. She loved it, and Bangalay Mamadou was as sweet as his father. Then, it was off to the new Kroger super store near campus. It’s the only Kroger of its kind with a cupcake bar, beer cave, and rooftop parking. Its grand opening was Thursday, but you would have thought it was today what with cops directing traffic and more people in the aisles than live in a small town. But it was worth it just to take her picture at the entrance of the beer cave (you’ll have to go to facebook to see that one). After a latte at Starbucks (also in Kroger), it was off for an afternoon of furniture shopping.
The day ended with dinner and music at Burns Night with the William Sutherland Reid Pipe and Drum band. Becky Ryder and Gordon Hogg were kind enough to invite us, and Shell Dunn (below), to join them for the annual event. This was my fourth Burns Night. Neither mom nor Shell had ever attended. We had a wonderful time over dinner followed with singing, and mom playing Scottish dress up in some of Becky’s accessories. Shell made it a point to get the emcee’s attention so the entire audience could sing Happy Birthday to her. Yours truly sat in for a song and played…wait for it….more cowbell. It was a fun night with friends. It was a great day with mom. It was a day to cherish; beginning to end.