Let me break here to explain the sour dough starter. Probably 16 or 17 years ago we were visiting Palmyra. While visiting the Smith home we noticed in the parking lot a car from California with the license plate Sour Dough. We love sour dough so we went in and asked whose car that was. It was a missionary couple there serving from San Francisco. They were way into sour dough and as we visited them they offered to give us a start. We drove over to their apartment and they gave us a start. At the time and I didn't keep the year up but the start was 83 years old. Which would make it about 100 years old now. We got a little cooler and put ice in and carried it home. That was before 9/11 when you couldn't take liquids on board. We used it for several years. Then I kind of just left it. I thought after a year or so without feeding it or taking care of it it would be dead. I got it out and started it back up again and it was fine. We left a part of the start at home and I brought in a small cooler a part of the start. I have used it a couple of time and tonight was its chance to shine for the neighbors.
I told them this story and asked if they would come to our home and try sour dough waffles. They said yes. We decided to put it off until January. We couldn't make a time work in January so this was the first opportunity. These are wonderful well educated sharp women. All of them speak at least two languages and Carmen speaks at least three. They were all willing to speak French but we didn't know another language. What delightful company. They loved the sour dough waffles, fruit, and bacon for dinner.
These women were fascinating to talk to. I am so glad we got together. I think we will do this again in the future. It was a miracle that they were all in town this weekend. It is hard to find them all here at the same time.
|These are the pretty tulips that Carmen brought to me tonight. I will have to take a picture when they open. It was so nice today. I loved feeling the sun and warm.|
|The Barlow Center is nearly on the campus of George Washington University.|
|I am amazed at how many young people we know leave home and come to school far from home and family. There are some amazing young people.|