Monday, September 8, 2014
Sunflowers for Tina, Interview, Dinner.
Last weekend we bloggers lost a beloved friend, Tina Downey. Tina loved sunflowers and today everyone is covering the web in sunflower yellow to celebrate her life. People were requested to plant sunflowers if they could. Having only a balcony I couldn’t do that, the next best thing was a vase of sunflowers. However, another blogger, Maurice Mitchell, said he was going to draw attention to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association on Tina’s behalf, which I think is a wonderful idea. This is a link to their website. www.phassociation.org/ I just wish we could all have sent Tina these sunflowers when she was still with us. I didn’t even know how much she liked sunflowers until after she died.
What can I say about Tina that hasn’t already been said by other people – I keep thinking of her as a Blithe Spirit. She was a wonderful person, always so upbeat, despite her ill health, lots of fun and very helpful. Her blog was called Life Is Good and she really subscribed to that idea. A wonderful woman. My heart goes out to her family. The world is poorer for her passing.
The family has set up the Downey Education Fund,which will go toward college tuition for Tina’s two boys. You can donate via PayPal by clicking on the button at the side.
Along with the celebration of Tina’s life, I am also being interviewed today by Alex J. Cavenaugh at the A to Z challenge blog site.
Saturday we went to a friend’s for supper. Had a delightful afternoon/evening. Sat outside for a little while although it was a tad chilly so we went indoors to eat. One thing we were served I particularly enjoyed was a different way of cooking beets.
Peel raw beets. Grate them.
Peel and grate the onions.
Cook in water (bit of butter added) Until soft.(about an hour)
Add a little vinegar, sugar, salt to taste. Serve warm
These are really delicious and will certainly be on our table in the near future.
Have a great day