Mom’s Kitchen

Mom’s Kitchen

 

After all these years she’s

got it down—

 

the ministry of buttermilk pancakes with

crisp bacon

 

the Butterball turkey with

sage stuffing

 

hot roast beef sandwiches with gravy and mashed

potatoes

 

banana cream pie with real

whipping cream

 

perfectly ripened fruits and colors-of-the-rainbow

vegetables, and

 

sending us back home with a bounty of

leftovers, and

 

hearty invitations for future visits to the place we’re always welcome—

but till then

 

we’re back to our trend-of-the-moment

green smoothies

 

meals in restaurants without

all the love

 

and simple, unremarkable home-cooked meals that no one seems to

rave about

 

because no one can ever

cook like Mom

*****

by Lori Lipsky

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom

Happy 80th Birthday, Mom

birthday concept with gifts and sparks

26 thoughts on “Mom’s Kitchen

  1. Oh my mouth is watering! And look at your sweet mom! Lucky you! I’m so glad to see your wonderful poem, LL, I know life is busy. I’m happy with whatever you have time to share. You’re the best!

  2. Bless, bless your mom on her 80th birthday. I have only to know you to see the mother–and the wonderful person–she has been and is! Happy Birthday, DorEtta!

  3. I love you kid and really glad we could live this long to enjoy you and your sister and brother.We or I should say am glad to beat you at any game we play,looking forward to our game day. Love, Mom.

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