Holidays invented as commercial ventures are not my favorite -- but even those that have real meaning behind them have become commercial ventures [think Christmas, Halloween,etc]. Nevertheless, this was an unusual Mother's day in our family. Cori's first mother's day -- with little Phineas two and a half weeks old -- decked out in impossibly darling outfits. [And we were so busy admiring we didn't think to take a picture.] That meant it was Rachel's first year as a grandmother and my first year as a great-grandmother. Oh, my!
I should have also photographed the unusual brunch salad, a recipe Rachel got from her father who got it from unknown sources. Very simple but unusual. A combination of flavors that work unexpectedly well together. A mixture of chunked watermelon, thinly sliced red onion, sliced black olives, cooked medium sized shrimp and a dressing of pureed avocado mixed with sour cream and lemon. An amazing visual and taste combination.
Above picture is about 70 years old; it is my mother with me and brother J.B. ... we were all so young once upon a time, as Cori is today.
BARN STORY - Historic barn original to the old Finley property -- now known as the Finley Nature Reserve. Benton County Deep within the bowels of old barns are stories...
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