Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy 75th Birthday, Poppy!

As promised, here's some pictures of Poppy's birthday on Wednesday. We got an early start, and hit the strawberry farm near Gettysburg, PA in the morning. We picked a LOT! Two boxes for me to take home, three boxes for Grandma and Poppy, and four more boxes for my mom's neighbor who lives across the street. It didn't take long - Mom grew up on a farm and I was astounded at how fast she filled her boxes - she really knew her way around a strawberry bush! Jonathan, for all his excitement about going, picked about 4 strawberries and decided that was enough. He spent the rest of the time playing with the little flags they use to mark where people have picked. By this time, Poppy and Matthew were done looking at the cattle in the nearby field and came to find us - luckily we'd just finished up because everyone was hungry for lunch!

Anyway, here's Grandma and Jonathan with the bounty:

And here's me and Poppy and the boys:

After all that picking, we went to Hillcrest Restaurant in Littlestown, PA, just down the road a bit. They have, hands down, the absolute best fried chicken you have ever tasted. I just don't know why it is so good! We ate until we were stuffed, and then headed back to Grandma's. She spent half the afternoon cooking up another feast for dinner for the birthday party - spaghetti with homemade meatballs and salad. And for dessert? What else? Strawberry pie, of course. You just don't get strawberries any fresher than that. So good. So fresh. Happy Birthday, Poppy - we were glad we were able to spend the day with you and celebrate! Here they are: Grandma and Poppy with Grandma's pie!

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