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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!
La Prima Espresso in the Strip District
Pandemic adjustments for serving La Prima Espresso customers delicious coffee.
I had my first cup since the beginning of 2020. You can’t go inside now but they’ve found a way to offer safe service.
The coffee as wonderful as ever!
Carrie, you would LOVE it!
Barber Polelight on Smallman Street
Friday night on Smallman Street in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. A barber polelight whirling around in this window.
#januarylight challenge by Becky B
Starlight in the Darkness
Ketchup Soda? And/Or/Nor Dill Pickle Soda?
This morning as I parked on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Strip District a young woman came out to the sidewalk with the Ketchup Soda sign. Now I was on my way to get a coffee at La Prima Espresso but on the way back to my car I thought I have to see what Ketchup Soda looks like.
and here it is on the shelf at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
Which flavor would you sample to see how it tastes?
I’ll make a return trip to purchase an
Vintage Eyeglasses at Neighborhood Flea
Sunday July 8 10-4. 26th and Smallman Street. A. Boss Opticians of Braddock will have a booth of vintage eyeglasses for sale.
They are about the only establishment who will install replacement lenses in vintage eyeglasses.
The flea market will have lots more vintage items besides eyeglasses.
I learned this today when I picked up my new reading and computer glasses. Mr. Boss brought out some samples and I photographed them.
poster above taken from Simonsgranddaughter.com
Meet A.Boss Master Optician