Wednesday, September 23, 2009

80 years and counting!

If you had a father-in-law who was celebrating his 80th birthday AND he and your mother-in-law were also celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, how far would you travel to be with them?

Would you travel to San Francisco, New York City, Salt Lake City, or even Paris?
How about Salina, Utah? Now - there's a hot spot!
Located in central Utah, in the middle of nowhere is this quaint little town. We went to "Mom's Cafe"...

...where the special of the night was pork roast, potatoes and gravy, green beans and a scone the size of your head. . Three of us ordered it.  The waitress told the third person there were only 2 specials! 

The evening was filled with ooohing and ahhing over homemade cards (or was it carbs)!

It wasn't Paris or even Salt Lake City, but it was fun to be with these wonderful people who appreciated the tiny tokens of love given to them.

We may be cheap, but we sure love you!


The Garden of Egan said...

Awwww, that is so darling! They are a darling couple.

Yvonne said...

Congratulations to them. What a great couple.

Kazzy said...

Hey, if you add in all the gas money you had to spend to get down to Salina PLUS the meal, I would say you spent loads! It's the effort that counts, anyway. :)

gigi said...

I had to recheck the top of this post again because he sure didn't look 80? Wow and to be married 60 years how wonderful!! What a very special day. I would have traveled to the other side of the country to celebrate with them both!

Camille said...

At dinner, did Grandpa connect 80 straws to drink out of someone's glass on another table? He's still got it!
Happy Birthday Grandpa! And Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa! :)

Heidi said...

Oh Yummy the roast and gravy with potatoes looks yummy. Happy Birthday, and Happy Anniversary how wonderful to spend that much time growing and getting to know one another, I only pray my marriage will be as blessed.

Have a wonderful week.


Ann Marie said...

We love MOM's cafe!!

Seriously LOVE it! It's hands down one of our favorite places to eat in central Ut!

The scones.. now I want to take a drive down there.. they are so yummy!

Congrats to 60 years!

Valerie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Salina..:)

Happy 80th birthday and
Congratulations on 60 years!

Kimmie said...

Connie you always make me laugh and I just love your clever style of writing!

That is such a wonderful thing to be 80 years old and married for 60 years. What an amazing accomplishment and so glad you got to celebrate with them!

I hope my hubby and I are that fortunate to make it to 60+ years in good health (we were just watching a YOUTube last night about the oldest man in the world 113 years and he still has his mind, is on no meds and his mind is sharp as a tack).

Cafe food is the BEST!! Nothing like home cooking, it definitely beats a Chain restaurant any day!

Hope you have an enjoyable afternoon!

Natalie said...

Congrats to your Mom and Dad. What a sweet looking couple.
Sounds like you all had a grand time.:)

Jill Kaufusi said...

I can't believe they only had 2 specials. What a bunch of flowers.