Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lunch at the Wildflour with My Blogging Friends

As I've said before, I started blogging with a small degree of trepidation.  What kind of people would I be opening myself up to?  Would anyone even read my blog?  Would I read any blogs?  I can now happily say that I wish I had started sooner because I've only "met" wonderful and interesting people.  From great cooks to photographers, knitters, crafters and writers, I've learned from them all.  Now I've started meeting some of you face-to-face.  When I have, it is like meeting good friends.  We fall straight away into conversations about life and family.


On my annual visit to my hometown this year, I met Tanna from The Brick Street Bungalow and her sweet family.


From inside Wildflour looking toward the outside dining patio.  I was told by our waitress that the building across the street had once been a Virginia Motor Vehicle office.  Both the restaurant, which is housed in a former neighborhood grocery store run by the father of a childhood friend, and the former VMV building are in a lovely old neighborhood in my hometown.  It is a neighborhood where I did a lot of babysitting in my teenage years.  I earned a whopping seventy-five cents an hour!  Some of my precious charges are now entering their forties.  Yikes!


Tanna brought along her daughter and her two adorable grandsons.  I would have known them anywhere!  Little Man and Roo were charming lunch partners.  I loved hearing all about their life in a town that I know so well.


Little Roo and I held hands for this photo.

Thank you Tanna, Amanda and sweet boys for a delicious lunch and visit.  I hope we can do it again and again!!

34 comments:

  1. beautiful family, and i know i would find something in a place called Wild FLOUR that i would love. the buildings are really interesting. glad they made them into something to preserve them.

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  2. Isn't it fun to meet people in real life that you've met via blogging? I just wrote a magazine article about this very topic.
    Looks like you all had a great time together.
    xo, Cheryl

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  3. Its so much fun to meet people. And blogging is a wonderful ground to meet people with same liking

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  4. What fun. Wish I could come and "lunch" with you!!!

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  5. I don't know who was luckier...you or Tanna! But you got to hold hands with the littlest man!! And see those eyes of little man. What fun!! Meeting blogger friends is just the best. Wish I could have been there also. Susan

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  6. I am also happy that I started blogging; it changed my life. I have never had the opportunity to meet other bloggers in real life, but I am trilled with those I met like you on my computer.
    Rita

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  7. Oh, what fun this must have been!!! I have started following Tanna just recently, and really like her blog. I think she might have found me via your blog. Wah!!!! Wish I'd have been there!

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  8. Welcome back from vacation. I trust you had a fabulous time!!

    I love meeting blogging friends!! I've actually only truly met 2...that means face to face. Though I email and phone talk with many more than that.

    My daughter's closest friends are girls that she has met through blogging. She has made 3 trips to Pittsburgh to visit one family. And 4 friends have come here to Boise to visit us. Plus, she texts, talks, and emails constantly.

    All that to say, blog friends are awesome!! I hope to meet many more of mine.

    Love,
    Patti

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  9. What fun to read about your meeting friends for lunch. That's the best.

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  10. I have yet to meet any of my blogging friends in person, but someday I hope to! It looks like you had a lovely visit. :)

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  11. What great fun! Isn't amazing to see those we thought of a "babies" grown and a mer 10 years our junior? Oh my, where does time roam off to? Loved visiting your hometown. Bonnie

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  12. It's always fun meeting fellow bloggers, isn't it? So glad that you had fun! Carla

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  13. Love the stained glass! Glad you had a fun get together:@)

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  14. Sounds wonderful. Going from grocery shop to restaurant - at least its in the same business, sort of.

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  15. I think this is the best part of blogging, meeting like-minded individuals passionate about food, photography and writing. I hope that we can meet someday too. Btw, yes I am on the Main Line. Are you familiar with the area?

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  16. Oh, Bonnie! It was such a pleasure to meet you in 'real life'. I have enjoyed so much getting to know you through your blogging and even more to actually have talked with you. I am looking forward to more lunches in the future! Thank you again and again for taking time from your trip to have lunch with us. blessings ~ tanna

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  17. What a pleasure... What fun!!!

    The Wildflour looks like it would be a fun and charming place, even if you had not enjoyed such great company.

    Some day I to hope to meet some of those with whom I've connected via blogs.

    Blessings for a wonder weekend of what ever surprises and delights await.

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  18. Nothing could be finer than two of my favorite bloggers meeting in person over lunch! Great fun for you all!

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  19. How wonderful that you got to meet Tanna and her family. Holding hands with little man must have been a treat and good practice for grandchildren yet to come :-). I suspect you really enjoyed the day. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  20. One of the biggesgt gifts of blogging is that you meet interesting people that can be a friend for life.

    cindy
    i’m a follower now.

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  21. How wonderful that you were able to connect to another blogger, Bonnie!

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  22. Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  23. Blogging is a wonderful way to meet interesting people. So happy you got to meet face to face with your friend!

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  24. Beautiful pictures and sounds absolutely fun!!I whish could be there! gloria

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  25. awww, I agree...I have met the most wonderful people from blogging. Glad you had such a great time!

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  26. Thank you, Bonnie!! You added the whipped cream and cherry on top to my BD! ;) blessings ~ t

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  27. What fun to meet blogging friends! I wish it happened more often to me. You all look like you had a wonderful time...wish I could have joined you.

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  28. Bonnie, your posts remain a joy to read and a good example to anyone who loves to write about, and read about, good cooking. Thanks for sharing yourself this way!

    Ben
    http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

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  29. It's rare to meet fellow bloggers who I don't absolutely adore. Sounds like a delicious meal and such a fun meet-up!

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  30. It's wnderful to meet some of our fellow bloggers in person,who we just have so muich in common with. Tanna and her family look like sweeethearts.

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  31. How wonderful to see you and Tanna and her daughter and grandsons on your blog, Bonnie! It is so nice when bloggers meet, and it must have been especially nice to meet in your old home town!

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  32. ya;ll all look so cute! Great picture of you. Love seeing these pictures and I only wish I could meet up with everyone I have come across through my blog. Ya;ll really are my good friends

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I always enjoy hearing from you, my blogging friends.