Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Favorite Spot

This is my favorite spot in the whole world...the "booth" in Nancy's kitchen. Who among us doesn't remember spending a few hours hunkered down with Nancy here, sharing a Tab? My favorite thing to do after school was to drop by her house, let myself in with a yell of, "Hi, Nan...it's me", and spend the next hour or two in the booth with her, just talking. Once ensconced in the booth with our Tab and gummy bears, we were ready to solve the problems of the world...and a few of our own. We gossiped for hours about everything from school, cancer and politics to what was on sale that week at Kohl's. Sometimes we just laughed until our sides ached. Oh, how I will cherish the memories of the hours spent with Nancy in that little booth.I guess Nancy's wall stencil says it all...

Aaron showed me his newest addition to the kitchen and I love it. He hung the "Please help yourself to a can of Tab in Nancy's honor" sign right next to the frige (which he does plan to continue to keep stocked with Tab). I remember finding that pink Tab hat at Walmart after Nancy lost her hair the first time and how excited I was to bring it over to her.
Got a "booth memory" of your own to share?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a familiar spot filled with love ! I will forever cherish the memories ... Your Little Sister

Anonymous said...

Too many to count. Andi

Anonymous said...

Where ever i roamed, Home, camping, Myrtle beach or Wells Beach you could catch me sitting out of doors ,if raining my back porch is open to all, My friends & family have dwindled but i sit & remember. No pictures just me & a couple of plants

Anonymous said...

Cheryl - you probably don't remember me. I'm Joanne's friend Jane from her Andover days. We still keep in touch. Just wanted you to know how sorry I am to have lost Nancy. I was so shocked. Love the website. Keep posting pics of her cottage and her stuff - its awesome and reminds me of all the crafting your Mom did at the house in Andover!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jane, I do remember you and am so glad that you found the blog.I think we are all still in shock...we were sure Nancy could make it back into remission...she fought so hard. Thank you for your sympathy. Yes, the crafting gene seems to be almost as strong as the BRGA2 gene in our family. Nancy was always making, baking or doing something creative and I want to share as much of it as I can to keep her memory alive.Thanks so much for your comment...let's me know that people really are reading this!

kkorzeb said...

I didn't spend a lot of time in "the booth", but I do cherish the time I got to spend in the kitchen! That sure was a time for chit chat....sometimes about nothing, and other times a lot of laughter! Boy, Nancy could drag out a story in such a funny way! The times I visited, the booth chairs were full, but I managed to plant myself right by the jar of gummies!! Hmmmm, I guess I was no dummy!!

Love,
Kathy