Birthday Celebration-Part 1


Bestie Melinda arrived Friday evening of the weekend of my birthday soiree. We headed from the airport to The Keg Steakhouse + Bar which was appropriate since we both worked there when we had just met at 19. In the lounge that evening was one of the waiters from 40 years prior so we had a little catch up chat with him as well.

The next morning I woke up to greetings and smooches. It was my 60th birthday! D wanted us to vacate so that he could put finishing touches on the house and some of the appetizers that he was preparing for the party. We ended up at the Marion Street Eatery housed in the Marion Hotel, which Melinda remembered from the days when her husband played there in his punk band.


We both opted for the decadent Eggs Benedictine. The hollandaise sauce was light and lemony and the egg perfectly poached. But the piece de resistance was the just carved slice of old fashioned ham that substituted for the typical Canadian back bacon. Oh so good.

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Still having time to kill, we found our way to the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park. We both loved the play of dappled light through the newly greened trees that landed on the artist’s exquisite renderings.

The afternoon was spent with two other old friends, sitting in the sun and drinking tea. The perfect start to a wonderful weekend.

Kath’s quote:

If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone


Live simply, laugh often, love deeply.




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