Thursday, December 1, 2011
When our five children got older, they were less likely to enjoy a nice breakfast at home. They were often in a rush to head out the door, or just wanted to sleep late!
Last week, I was watching an old movie, Love Finds Andy Hardy, (from 1938) starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. "Andy" lived in a lovely house in a charming neighborhood. His Father was a judge. His mother was at home. She cooked all the meals and was a delightful, practical homemaker. What intrigued me the most was how the family sat down for breakfast, together, each morning.
The table was set with a sugar bowl and creamer. There were lovely plates, silverware, napkins and coffee cups. The family sat down and enjoyed a nice breakfast together before heading off to work, school, or to start the day at home.
We live in such a rush - rush society today, that I wonder how many families still set a formal table for breakfast?
This morning, I think I will do this. I better hustle and get to work! The family will be awake soon.
Perhaps I will bake fresh muffins and set them out on a bowl, in the center of the table, with a nice linen napkin over them?
I can't wait!
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