Yesterday on my Loving Local blog post I mentioned the Belsole family who were friends with our family when I was growing up and I posted a picture of a picnic held at their house nearly half a century ago. This post lead to a series of interesting events which culminated in my reconnecting with Mike Belsole whom I hadn't heard from in probably over 40 years. Mike lives in New York now with his wife Angela and he said he loved the photo and asked if I had other ones. That is Mike and his mother Rosie in the photo below:
Subsequently Mike and I wound up "friending" each other on Facebook and this morning I spent some time looking at the photo albums he has posted. One of the pictures was taken this Spring at his mother Rosie's birthday party. I was so delighted by the picture I emailed Mike and asked if I could post it here:
Yup, check that out! What is one of the featured dishes at Rosie's birthday party? You guessed it - pickled eggs! Since I had just posted a Loving Local blog about pickled eggs this made me very happy.
So, not only has the Loving Local Blogathon given us lots of great recipes but it helped two old friends connect - and "share" some pickled eggs, too.
Thanks, Mike, thanks, Tinky, and thanks for reading!