Clarissa Boutique and Parker Buttons Moved to Butler Street

I drove to the South Side to buy buttons for a sweater. I discovered that Clarissa Boutique and Parker Button moved to 4603 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. “Your Exclusive Bridal & Wedding Accessory Destination!

Jean and Gretchen welcomed me and remembered the blog post from 2011- Button Button Whose Got the Button?

Ten years ago, Laura got her bridal veil from the boutique for her wedding. It is a lovely store.

Need a landmark to locate them? They are located next door to the French Bakery La Gourmandine.

How about that Capodimonte lamp? A perfect home for the family heirloom of Gretchen’s family with the romantic porcelain couple in the beautiful bridal boutique.

Laura wearing the veil created by Clarissa Boutique November 12, 2011

I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C AND “AY” AS NEIGHBOR OR WEIGH? ( a Reblog from 2010)

Reblogged from 2010 post, now that school is back in session and spelling tests will be forthcoming. This rule is of little help it seems..

Are you a good speller? Did this rule help?

Sitting in traffic I noticed Bloomfield was Bloomfeild

Mr. Bob Cummingham makes a case that the rule is of little use in his article

“Examples of exceptions to the rule: Sticking for the moment to the basic rule, “i before e except after c”… here are some exceptions…..beige, cleidoic, codeine, conscience, deify, deity, deign,
dreidel, eider, eight, either, feign, feint, feisty,
foreign, forfeit, freight, gleization, gneiss, greige,
greisen, heifer, heigh-ho, height, heinous, heir, heist,
leitmotiv, neigh, neighbor, neither, peignoir, prescient,
rein, science, seiche, seidel, seine, seismic, seize, sheik,
society, sovereign, surfeit, veil, vein, weight, weird”

My Mother and Her Family c.1926

She’s on the left in her ruffled dress, her brother Robert next to her, then their mother Charlotte in the cloche hat, her brother John and their father Judd. I’m guessing on the date .

Marian, Robert, Charlotte, John, Judd
Durand, Illinois

Coffee, Earl Grey Tea Bread and a Remembered Poem

After our walk, my friends Jen snd I Went to have a coffee. There was a slice of of Earl Grey Tea Bread in the case and she’d had it before. Encouraged me to order snd try it . It was brought to the table with a generous amount butter and lemon zest on top.

We were at de Fer Coffee in the Strip District. And she was right. It was delicious. The butter slathered on top reminded me of the A.A, Milne poem the King’s Breakfast when the Dairymaid asks the Alderney “Don’t forget the butter for
The Royal slice of bread.” I’d say the cow did the butter spreading royally!

Remembering how my mother read aloud to me, this is a poem I can hear her voice recite the verses. Another she’d read with great expression was Milne’s poem Disobedience. I’d not thought of either in years.

Until the slice of bread arrived at the table in the coffee shop.

Funny how a slice of bread with lots of butter sparks a childhood memory of a poem being read aloud and the cadence and tone of a mother’s voice can come alive in your head, decades later.

Once my cousin John B wrote that my mother’s voice was mellifluous. I had to look it up!