So, Denise held a special birthday party for me this weekend. She believes that each decade is a milestone and we couldn't pass up this one for me.
I drove into Detroit from Kalamazoo on Friday. We met our uncle, Mario Bonfiglio, and his daughter, Mary, and her fiance, Dan, for dinner at Moro's Restaurant in Allen Park. Italian food is always a great choice and Moro's is one of Unc's favorite places.
We started off our meals with special garlic bread, minestroni soup, and salad. For our entrees Unc had veal parmagiana, which he typically selects. John had the same. Denise and Mary ordered diet-oriented food: chicken and fish, respectively. Dan had a delicious steak, and I had spaghetti and meatballs, which I could hardly eat because I had filled up on the previous foods--and a snack of cheese and BBQ chips when I arrived at Denise's. I brought the pasta home and had it for breakfast the next day. Delicious!
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera and didn't get any photos of our gathering.
|Scout with Atticus in an opening scene of the||film,||"To Kill a Mockingbird."|
Mary goes on speaking tours to talk about the film and the terrible social disease called racism, which the film addresses.
|Mary Badham today on the lecture circuit|
|Mary Badham as Scout|
The Redford Theatre is a special place. It was built in 1928 as a neighborhood movie house and eventually restored starting in the 1970s. It offered organ concerts and in 2001 began showing classic movies. The theatre is all run by volunteers.
After the movie, we made a fine dinner of breaded cutlets (my all-time favorite dish), baked potatoes (from my garden), broccoli, salad. The birthday cake was an orange cake from Pepperidge Farms.
|Joyce Paul joined Denise and John for my BD celebration|
(In December, Kurt and I celebrated my birthday with our friends, Beth and Dave Johnson, by going to the London Grill in Kalamazoo. I had Whitefish Grenoble, my favorite dish there, and the wonderful Stilton endive salad. I can still taste it!)