Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Bridges - Bridging the generations

I know there's not a real bridge in this photo...but I hope you'll understand. Today my son is getting married and I'm short of real bridges, so I stretched the meaning of 'bridge', hoping that Louis will understand.

This is a 'bridge' photo. The old cookbook, the one that's falling apart and stained, is my copy of The Joy of Cooking that I bought before I came here 33 years ago... You can see it's been and is still well-used. On the upper left is my measuring cup, equally as old, as is that wooden spoon.

The new book is one I bought for my soon-to-be-daughter-in-law, joking with her that now my son won't go hungry!

So, stretching the use of 'bridge' a bit, these book-bridges span the generation gap.

Next week I'll show you a real bridge...

Check more bridges at Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridges.

17 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Bibi!
A fine play on 'bridges', and certainly appropriate with the wedding.

All best wishes to your son and his bride!

(And «Louis» linked you...)
;-D

Boom Nisanart said...

All the best to your son and his bride !!!!

And I love this posted..Thank you for sharing your wonderful time with us : )

Misfit in Paradise said...

I like your bridges post much better than most of them I see.

VioletSky said...

What a nice family bridge!
Hope all went well with the wedding.

Luna Miranda said...

this book is a great bridge connecting your family to the new one. all the best to your son and new daughter in law.

Gaelyn said...

This is a perfect bridge. I made my son & wife a cookbook of our favorite family recipes. I think he used it the most because he said she couldn't boil water. Look forward to wedding pics.

Kaori said...

A generation bridge, how beautiful! Congratulations to you and the newly weds :D

Francisca said...

A fabulous bridge, Bibi. Hope you, your son and his bride had a memorable day!

Ann said...

congrats!!!!

Your cook book, you date them?

My colleague brought her cook book to work. It was worn, but a pity she didn't date the entries.

Luis Gomez said...

It is an excellent post. Very sweet. Congratulations!

Olivier said...

grand weekend pour toi, et félicitation pour ton fiston qui se marie, alors BONNE FÊTE

Kitty said...

Congratulations Bibi!!
I love the idea of the cookbook gift. I assume that's a new-fangled measuring cup on the right?

Genie said...

Blessings for your son and his bride! I have some very old cookbooks of my grandmother and I cherish each of them -- great bridge today!

Oh, the aluminum tumblers remind me of my childhood also, even the frost you mentioned. Merci!

Tash said...

This is perfect! I love seeing treasured items and how fun to carry on the tradition into to new generation.

Dina said...

Bridging the generations with the Joy of Cooking--I couldn't agree with you more. Great idea for the meme.

I had to get that same book when I moved to Israel as a young thing and had to start cooking for a family. The kids would ask, "What page are we eating today, Mom?"
Today my daughter uses that same Joy of Cooking (my old copy) and cooks for HER kids.
Thanks for reminding me of nice things.
Shalom!

Elisa said...

It´s a great idea of "bridges"!
Best regards from Argentina
Elisa

Chuck Pefley said...

Great post for bridging ... and congratulations on "bridging" families as well -:)))