Sunday, November 13, 2005

Thanksgiving means...Italia!

Last night I donned the bonnet for one more supper at the 1840s farmhouse museum where I moonlight as a hearth cook. The turkey was golden on the rotisserie and root vegetables from the kitchen garden were mixing with the last of the rosemary, parsley, and thyme. (Indiana expects a frost, and maybe flurries, this week.) My folks came to dinner for the first time - so with family and the smoky aromas and the gravy stains on my apron, it felt like a practice Thanksgiving.

Even our conversation hovered around the upcoming holiday. With volunteers and drop in tourists through the day we talked about recipes and traditions and family members and plans. Even though Cassie and I bought our tickets for Italia weeks and weeks ago, the trip became real for me over the last 24 hours. When folks at work and folks at the museum ask about holiday plans, it's like a little sweet surprise each time I get to answer. "We're going to Italy!"

Two days and vediamo presto, Jackie!


At 3:12 PM, Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

Italy is waiting for you Corrie! Have a safe trip!

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Jeff Cottrell said...

Do you work at a museum? This is the second thing that makes me think that you do! (the first was that I think you were in Pittsburgh when the national museum association meeting was happening)

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Hi Jackie - thanks for leaving a msg on my blog...I found yours!

At 12:40 AM, Blogger Stelle In Italia said...

Hi Jeff,

Yup, I moonlight at an 1840s farmhouse museum, though my day gig is with the Indiana Historical Society and the Association of Indiana Museums. No two days are the same, and that's a good thing. Are you part of the museum community? (Sounds like some strange mafia, no?)

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Jeff Cottrell said...

Yea, I work for the Historical Society of Saginaw County at the Castle Museum. I'm the multimedia specialist and lowly grunt. I really like working at a museum though...I was almost a history major in college and now i get to work with history!


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