Monday, January 16, 2012
My paternal grandmother's birthday is today. If she were alive, she'd be 99. I thought about her today and wondered how I could celebrate her. I had a couple of errands so it was mid afternoon and I hadn't had lunch - I was headed to my next errand when I happened to think about how any time we traveled to Montgomery from Troy, we would eat at Krystal. My grandmother loved them!
Now my grandmother was ahead of her time - there was no Coke in the fridge, no chips or packaged cookies in the pantry. Meals were balanced: a protein, a yellow and a green vegetable appeared at each meal. Lots of poultry and fish, red meat and pork only occasionally made the menu. I remember wishing we could have Pop-Tarts for breakfast but she was unyielding!
That made it especially fun to know how much she enjoyed a trip to Krystal since fast food was an unusual event. So, in honor of her birthday I had 3 cheese Krystals and a small diet Coke.
Happy Birthday, Grandmother!