Monday, August 23, 2010

How We Connect Through the Ages

The sun was shining and the wind was gentle as we sat on the patio, in the sun, eating and talking and delighting in each other's company.

We cooked, and prepared meals.

What will my grandchild remember about this short time she spent with us?
That our connections go deep, like the college text-books on our shelves she discovered. She is discovering her father's life among the things we have around, books, tools, recipes.

We made pizza. Simple dough left to rise for a couple of hours produced just the right crust that was doughy and chewy and crisp cooked at 450F on a pizza stone.  For toppings, we used what we had at hand: pesto sauce, basil leaves, cheese, tomatoes.  Easy! 

What will she remember about this pizza?  It was simple to make. It was effortless to assemble. It cooked itself. Or, she'll remember that grandparents have a lot of time on their hands, and having young people around is a delightful change in their lives.

If you have children, do send them to visit their grandparents. Both of them will benefit from the exchange.


  1. What a lovely post. It is nice to share time with grandkids.

  2. I hope my Grandkiddos will have good memories of cooking and sharing fun times that we've had so far! Grandkids are like getting a "do over" raising children...only we have the time to really enjoy all the stages and fun they have to share.

  3. Sounds like you had a lovely visit and now I'm hungry for a homemade veggie pizza! No grands yet, but hoping to have some, someday.