10 May, 2010

Mother And Maybe Daughter's Day

A couple of months ago Summer in Newport mentioned the beautifully illustrated book Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad and I immediately made two mental notes...

One, throw a copy into my virtual shopping cart for moi...

And two, add one for my mother-in-law Lillie for Mother's Day...

Now, my mom has been dying to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo so, my Mother's Day plan for her included an afternoon of popcorn and film for us her. Whatever possessed me to think our dated theater at the beach, where you can see still The Blind Side annnd gum under the seat from 1980, would be showing a foreign movie with subtitles can be chalked up to a momentary delusion of locale grandeur...

Plan B, the Escali Primo Digital kitchen scale, was put into play. Now my Mom can make the Goat Cheese Cheesecake recipe with the wierd measurements. The fact that I would potentially benefit from this gift as well was realized after the fact. Cross my heart...

Kindness of my Mom and Lillie for being great mothers to Josh and I both. These small gifts hardly represent our gratitude and love...XXOO


  1. Thank you for reminding me about that wonderful book - it is here somewhere...

  2. Where was that calibre of digital scale back when my cousin Hoyt (not me) was cutting kilos of hooch?

  3. I had never heard of this book before, but it looks so charming. On the hunt for this book now, my mother's birthday is Wednesday. Thanks!

  4. sugrbluemagnoliaMay 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    What a great gift idea...i can't wait to get the bok for my sister.

    As for the girl with the dragon tattoo check shirlington or Fairfax art theater. It was a great film really followed the book

  5. I have written about this amazing little book, which I found at Book Thing.


  6. Ok darling, I'm a bit late to the game. What kind of work do you do that allows a bikini from sun up to down? And whatever it is, how do I get in on it! ;-)

  7. I love that book. can you believe I bought it for 37 cents. Yes, cents.
    I hope you had a great weekend. xox MBM

  8. Adore the book...have you enjoyed the beautiful scrapbook that Jacqueline and Lee Bouvier made of their trip aboard the Queen Elizabeth in 1951, called One Special Summer...it is so sweet and entertaining.

  9. Hi there, just an FYI, I was on Amazon and looked up this book for fun. I found almost 40 used ones for sale, starting at 1 penny!