Sunday, May 27, 2012



Nebraska - My dad has always been a sociable person.

When I was a child/teenager, I would get embarrassed because he would talk to complete strangers. But now I can understand. I've become that same sociable person.

Twice this past week, I wheeled dad over to his favorite cafe so he could be his chatty self. All the waitresses and several of the regulars know my dad at The Farmer's Daughter. You could see his whole face light up as he got talking with some of the gals. I think he needs some of this emotional healing as well.

Oh and we also came for the food at this 40-year-old local cafe. There's still nothing like a simple hot roast beef and gravy sandwich, a greasy Reuben smothered in sauerkraut (for me only) or the daily home cooked special.

On Friday, I ordered the BBQ rib special and it was lip smackin' delicious!

This is one small-town haunt that will always bring a smile to your face and fill up your belly.

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6 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a nice story! i bet your dad enjoyed going to the local cafe. nothing like getting back to familiar things to help one heal. i bet your dad is glad you came home!

Karen said...

Joy, I loved this post. I recognize so much of myself in here. Both of my parents talked/talk to anybody and everybody. I wish everybody did. The world would be better for it. I have the same Midwestern habit. I also went home this month - first meal - a Reuben sandwich, second meal - ribs!

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

Hi Joy,
What a lovely story, it must be so nice to be back home, enjoy!;)

I just did a blogpost, and showered you with some lovely awards!! Any excuse for recognition, many thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Here is the link, if you'd like to check out:
http://ozlemsturkishtable.com/2012/05/fresh-delicious-and-fun-cooking-turkish-food-made-easy/

Joy said...

@Joyce and Karen, thank you! It's been very nice to spend some quality father-daughter time together! Karen - love your choice of foods too! ;-)

@Ozlem, thank you so much! I haven't had much internet access here so I will have to reply more when I get back to Istanbul. Thanks for the awards.

Becca Ramspott said...

I loved this post, Joy. One of my favorites so far. Your writing is great!

Joy said...

@Becca, thanks dear! xo

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