"The LORD will always guide you and provide good things to eat when you are in the desert. He will make you healthy. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water or like a stream that never runs dry." Isaiah 58:10-12

31 May 2010

Things My Mother Would Never Believe About Me: Pt 1

Actually, the title is a bit vague. This category could be subdivided into things she'd never believe about me and things she'd never believe I've done. If you know me, you know that such a list could be quite extensive! You also know that there are a number of items in the "things I've done" category that both of my parents would be better off not knowing (so please don't tell them)!

I'd planned to spend the morning of this wonderful Memorial Day hiking the Swamp Rabbit Trail(all or part of it), then visit The Café @ Williams' Hardware in Travelers' Rest for dinner (what the yankees call "lunch"). Well, God apparently decided that our little part of His great garden needed watering today, so He took care of that and sent a gullywasher of a rainstorm, complete with fireworks and sound effects. That took care of the hiking!

After considering how much I'd been wanting to visit the cafe, along with the fact that I needed food, I decided to go there for dinner. As I was walking in the door, the "Special" signboard outside caught my attention: rosemary roasted chicken, mac and cheese and collard greens. The first two items elicited an immediate "Yes!!!" response from my stomach and my brain's reply of "But I don't like collard greens" was swept away like the chirp of a cricket in a hurricane.

After I'd ordered and had a moment to consider my decision further, I decided that perhaps it wouldn't hurt me to sample at least a forkful. That first one became another, then another and ....

Yes, my mother will never believe it, but I ATE an ENTIRE PORTION (about an even 1/3 of a dinner plate) OF COLLARD GREENS!

If you're in the area, be sure to check out the cafe. It's at 13 South Main Street, Travelers' Rest. You can also check them out online at: http://www.cafeatwilliamshardware.com/

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