Wow. Just. Wow. We went to G6’s place for the Purim Seudah and were instantly enveloped in warm fuzzies. We were greeted as if we were old friends and were made so welcome. That is the mark of a good hostess – someone who puts her guests at ease from the first moment.
Before today, I had met G6 only once face to face, and that was a month ago at the MetroImma Shmooze, but we have been online friends forever. When she heard our Purim was to be spent without any of our children, she immediately invited us over. All four of us – me, the KoD and my parents. Without hesitation.
There was so much laughter in the room, and everyone was just high on life. We were all involved in getting to know you conversations. By the end of the evening we had all become good friends. And let’s just say there was a lot of Jewish geography playing going on in that dining room!
G6’s son Joey (who was on that Millionaire show) performed a grammen (a rhyme set to music) that mentioned everyone in the room and something pertinent to them, and was hysterically funny. In a nod to my and my mum’s Welsh roots he attempted to sing Land of My Fathers (Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau)…in Welsh. It was quite the interpretation. My sides are still aching from laughing so hard (watch the video clip. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while! Part Two is here). You have to hand it to him – there are not many people who will bravely attempt to sing the Welsh National Anthem with absolutely no knowledge of the language whatsoever.
The table was set so beautifully. Go over to G6’s blog to see the before pictures. The food was so delicious – the KoD asked me to get the recipes for everything so that I can recreate the delectable delicacies – specifically the carrot muffins and the dessert. Oh and the brisket. And the soup. And, ok, and everything else.
G6 – thank you so much for opening your home and your heart to us – you definitely gave us a Purim Seudah to remember. Totally splendiferous.
This is a group shot of some of the people at the Seudah. There were others, but they were camera shy.
Truly, it was a magical evening. And on that note, I am off to sleep. Tomorrow I have to start thinking about the other P holiday. Shudder….