Snowy and I took some dear and old friends to visit the Loveless Cafe this morning to sample some of Carol Fay’s world famous biscuits. The Loveless Cafe is listed in 1000 Things to do Before you Die so Miss Christie and Miss Harriett can now cross at least one thing off that list! Our waiter Danny performed several amazing tricks which included toothpicks and fire. He also had some very mysterious wisdom to share with us: “Ladies, life is all about balance. 10% of life is what happens to you, and 90% of life is what you decide to do about it.” We all left pondering the meaning of Danny’s message and wondering how to incorporate it into the rest of our day.
To further illustrate his point with a fiery metaphor Danny lit a toothpick on fire, while Christie, her momma Harriett and I reminisced about the good old days at Alta Mira Polo Club in Keswick, Virginia. Back then Christie and I both lived on a stretch of blacktop called Black Cat Road and had many adventures and a few misadventures as well. We talked about old loves and some of those old loves were of the 4 legged variety. Great polo ponies like Boo Boo and Pork Chop that have since moved on to rest in greener pastures, and others that are still living out their retirement as cherished pasture ornaments like Junior, Beanie and Islamorada.
After breakfast we bid Danny adieu, as the toothpick burned ever closer to the edge of the water glass, we went outside to give Snow a little Loveless bacon, extra crispy just the way she likes it. But I think she was really dreaming of a big platter of ham biscuits from looking at her don’t you?
Its great to see old friends again so they can remind you of how far you’ve come! 😉
We love you and come back again soon!