Saturday, March 13, 2010

...Or High Water

For some events, I'd go through hell and high water to get there. Today was one of them. My friend Kathy's son celebrated his bar mitzvah in New Jersey this morning and our book club friends went through winds and high water -- my umbrella was sacrificed in the two block walk to meet the group -- to get to New Jersey and join the celebration.

I first met Kathy in 1985 when we worked together. We've stayed in touch ever since, through her bridal shower, wedding, the birth of her two children and the last fourteen years we've seen each other every month in our book club. I wouldn't be a member of my book club without Kathy, who asked me to join. When she extended the invitation me I was going through an especially busy time and I initially said I didn't have time.  I remember her looking at me and asking if I couldn't find one night a month to talk about books. She was right and I found one night a month to not only talk about books, but to make some dear friends, without whom my life would be infinitely poorer.

Lemon meringue cupcakes -- my favorite 

The bar mitzvah was wonderful. Ethan, K's son, did a great job chanting prayers and giving his thoughts on the portion he read. Great company, a terrific meal and a fun band. K and her husband made the desserts and what treats!  I took a few photos to share how pretty the desserts looked -- and they tasted just as yummy.
It was a day definitely worth the trek through high water. So glad I could be there and so glad to share the day with all of you.


Chatty Crone said...

The Lemon meringue cupcakes looked yummy. Do you have an extra one?

I am going to a bat mitzvah this coming January and can't wait!

Maybe you can write me and suggest a gift -


Mimi said...

HI Buttercup!!!
After seeing the news and watching the weather channel, you poor thing you did have to walk or hike or something through alot of water and wind to attend!!!!But what a GREAT friend youa re to go and not miss such an important event in this young Man's life!!!True best friends are more then a Great fortunate, it is priceless!!!
Those desserts looked so good, gosh lemon cupcakes, my daughter would be jumping through the screen right about now!!!!
Have a great weekend

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I saw on the news that you all were getting a lot more rain than we did. With all the melting snow and the rain we've had an alert for flooding around here as the river water is very high. It happens every year. The tremendous amount of snow is now a thing of the past. So glad you got out and enjoyed your day. The desserts look wonderful. A little reward for you I think.

West Side of Straight said...

Have never been to a bar mitzvah - sounds very interesting. I'm sure your friend was glad you made it there. The cup cakes look delicious!

Amrita said...

Looks as if you all had a great time and forgot about the weather and water. The treats look so yummy.

Ms Sparrow said...

My favorite cake has always been white cake with lemon filling and fluffy icing. It never occurred to me to make cupcakes like that. Yum!

Sybil said...

Glad to see you again Buttercup as I had thought that maybe you wouel have been washed away !! I was listning to the radio at 3am !! this morning and they were talking about the dreadful rain you had had and the commentator was saying that when are they going to make an umbrella that would last more than a couple of blocks !!My thought were with you immediatley !!
I am so happy for you all and that you had a wonderful Bar Mitzvah
Much Love Sybil xx

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Such a special glad you were able to share it with your friend! Our friends are so important! Have a great week! Hugs, Coralie

Terra said...

Hi Buttercup. I like your name, and how great to have such a long time friend and a long lived book club. I can only imagine the books you've discussed and the stories about your lives that you shared over the years in the book club.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those desserts look fabulous! I've never heard of lemon meringue cupcakes, but now I have to have one!! :)