Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dear Folk and Gentle People


Finally! We met. ใƒƒ


It was a wonderful opportunity to meet Mr. and Mrs. T on Saturday last, she of both Across My Kitchen Table and Mrs T's Christmas Kitchen fame. 

Actually, our meeting was a lot like sitting at her kitchen table happily chatting until first the mosquitoes and then the drunk showed up. < thud > Into every blogger meet a clinker must fall. Sigh.



The Ts love getaways and had been in Maine to attend a wedding up Bangor way. They were killing two birds with one stone so to speak. We had been scheduled to meet last year, but then my father passed away unexpectedly. Mrs. T’s father passed away not long after. Life happens and plans must shift when it does.



Except for photos of her adorable little girl self, Mrs. T does not share photos of herself. I recently caught a glimpse of Mr. T in passing so I thought I’d probably be able to figure out whom I was meeting.



As I skidded into the parking lot, Mr. T was the first one I saw. He was sporting four things: Mrs. T, a t-shirt created by his grands, and two black eyes. Gotta love a grandfather who proudly wears his grands’ gift. (The black eyes? Not my story to tell. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Sara is just as lovely a person as you can imagine she would be from reading her blog: warm, attentive, gentle, and godly.



We discussed many things. Mrs. T mentioned how much she would like to meet a certain blogger...hope that happens! She said how much her life has been blessed by blogging. Yes, we do find our own here.



We exchanged gifts...these are mine...she knows my color well! You might have to visit *this post* if you don’t recognize the other. I had never seen them before reading there, but I have the feeling that some of my readers will recognize that darling box.



Using my crocheted hot mat to protect my mixing bowls



As we were saying our goodbyes...in fact, I was already in my car...I realized that you might not believe me if I didn’t have pictures. Mr. and Mrs. T indulged me and I have two. The first is a very nice photo...the second is even more wonderful and my favorite after employing my photography trick. You know the one...

That is not a wee hatchet in Mr. T's pocket... I had to look twice! 

Such a cute couple!


Thank you, dear folk and gentle people, for coming my way, which was quite a bit out of yours. I appreciate it very much. It was a joy to meet you at last!






30 comments:

  1. How nice you have met another blogging friend, Vee. They certainly do look like dear folk and gentle people. The black non wee hatchet has me intrigued....♥

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  2. I can't believe you have a picture. She really did indulge you. I would love to meet Mrs. T. in person. She is an amazing person who has recommended the just right books for my woes.
    It is fun to meet blogging friends. I have met two of my blogging friends and was blessed to meet them.

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  3. What a lovely time!!! I always love meeting up with bloggers, one day, Vee, one day, smiles.

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  4. What a sweet couple! I know you enjoyed meeting them. I would like to meet you too. It would be fun to have a big blog convention, wouldn't it? Just don't come this far South during the summer...you would melt! heehee! Hugs!

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  5. It is always great meeting blogging friends. What a pretty crocheted piece!

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  6. Hi Vee~

    What a wonderful post! I just love meeting those who make my life so happy through blogging. You do meet wonderful people through blogging, (wink, wink). I'm excited to check out both blogs!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  7. What a sweet couple! They look just as you'd expect.

    A drunk, eh? Oh dear!

    And as for going out of the way, you are worth it!

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  8. Friendships made are the best part of blogging!

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  9. Ah... what a sweet post! It was our pleasure, really -- it did not feel a bit out of our way to us. We truly hope we can meet again someday (of course we will, in heaven!) and will do our best to make another earthly meeting come about. Mr. T thinks it is so great to meet one of my blogging friends. When he retires perhaps we can meet a few more. Thanks again for all that you did to make our time together so special!

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  10. Oh I'm soooo excited you met Mrs. T. and even more excited she indulged you with a photo. I know the last photo of the cuddle. You got me and Bill to do the same thing. What a fun day. So happy you could meet. Thanks for sharing this with your blogging friends. ~ Abby

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  11. What a fun post! Mr and Mrs T are a precious couple. The crocheted piece is very pretty!

    I've met a couple of bloggers in person -- look forward to visiting with more as time and opportunity allow.

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  12. What a wonderful post and happy meeting, except for mosquitos and drunk. Lovely photos. I've met three bloggers, one from my area and two from England.

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  13. Awe...I know you glad to have met that couple. They look precious and someone I would want to sit down with a cup of coffee and chat with. Adorable pictures Vee. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  14. Oh that's perfect! That's what makes blogging so enchanting. Getting to meet some of our favourite kindred spirits.

    Thanks for the photos!

    Brenda :)

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  15. It is lovely to meet up with other bloggers so I know the joy you all had in this meeting!

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  16. How wonderful! I know the feeling had to be mutual for her and her hubby. And they take such cute pictures too! Fun times!

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  17. It's nice they let you take their photo for now we see how well you described them! Her crocheted gift is so bright and cheery!

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  18. What a pleasant experience this must have been Vee, I am an online friend of Mrs T, and what a lovely photo. I am hoping that one day there will be a blog post of you and I meeting, I feel as though I already know you, and I look forward to that time.
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, it certainly has been hard for me to blog again, life does have a way of keeping us busy.
    Love,
    Sue

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  19. How special is that! I was picturing the meeting...and remembering our meeting in Maine some five years ago. And smiling! Thank-you for introducing me to Mrs T. Very pretty potholder...BTW.

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  20. How wonderful to meet a blogging friend! I would SOO love to meet a few of mine, you right up there near the top. LOVE her crocketed gift too! Hope your week is going well!

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  21. How nice that you got to meet yet another blogger. A special day indeed.

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    1. Yes, Karen, it really was. Odd that John was not there to be my sidekick and help me hold it all together. I may meet many bloggers, in fact, I have another meet next week, but you and Ken will always hold #1! Tell Ken that; He’ll laugh.

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  22. I loved reading this, Vee, and I'm smiling all the way through. It's so very nice that you were able to meet up with Mr. and Mrs. T. It's always special to meeting blogging friends in real life. Thanks for sharing your happy meeting.

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  23. How nice to get to meet the T’s. What a sweet looking couple. “The drunk?” It never fails around here for one to show up at any given patio meal in town. LOL
    Lisa

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  24. How lovely to meet up with another blogger. I've never been disappointed with the meetings of the few bloggers I've met. The Ts have great smiles! You are one blogger I'd love to meet up with some day.

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  25. Hi Vee!

    What a fun experience to spend time with a beloved blogging friends! It looks like you all had a great time! I'm anxious to check out their blogs!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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  26. How wonderful to meet bloggers...so so special. They seem to be such a sweet couple and I know the joy of meeting went both ways. How I would love you meet you someday.....*heavy sigh
    I am still having trouble adjusting to my new life, even after a year now. Oh, it is better...but somedays are still so hard...today was one. I am coming down with a head cold and you know when we don't feel very good, it makes us miss them even more. If I were 20 yrs younger, I would go back to work...at 80, it's almost impossible. I do hope things are going well with you. I am glad to see you've taken more interest in blogging..and that's a good thing....love!!

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  27. Oh,Vee! How wonderful to meet such a mice couple. Blogging is just a wonderful connecting point, isn't it?! I love that she is just who you thought she would be- a warm, gentle soul.
    Hope you have a blessed upcoming week- xo Diana

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  28. Hi Vee,

    How nice for you to meet Mrs. (and Mr.) "T" and for them to meet you! I sure would love to meet some more bloggers; haven't met any since my second year of blogging, and I'm on year eight now. I clicked on the link you provided and saw those charming Christmas boxes; I love to see new-to-me things like this. Your crocheted doily for the kitchen is so pretty -- love the mix of soft pastel colors. I have several hand-crocheted dish cloths, done by friends of my parents sister.

    I hope you're having a good summer; ours here has been quiet. Thankfully, it has been somewhat cooler than last year. :) Have a great week, my friend!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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