2019 September 21 Saturday

2019 September 21 Saturday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

72° and completely overcast and headed for a predicted high of 76°. It drizzled, sprinkled, and attempted to rain several times but I don’t think it actually rained in Grimes.

This is what we have instead of a sunrise today. That whitish spot is not the sun. The sun was down at the horizon but couldn’t shine through the clouds or even the trees.

I called Amber to wish her a happy birthday and we spoke for a little over half an hour. She is spending time with some of the girls/women that she has known at least since middle school. I got brought up to speed on the grandkids also. It was amusing to hear her say that all of four of her kids have different parts of her personality. That exactly what I’ve said about her and her siblings. They are difference and yet all like me.

Today’s topics for discussion at Cutty’s Coffee Club at the cafe were, tiny houses/park modle RVs, RVs, hoarders, hot sauce, kids in church, absent friends, and accidents. We didn’t solve any problems but didn’t create any new ones either.

We made a stop at the Wal-Mart pharmacy for Ella’s pills and to get our flu shots. Yes, I got mine also. Santa wouldn’t dare go into the Christmas season and end up with the flu. With several thousand children sitting on my lap, and each with some virus or bacteria to share along with their Christmas list, I do all I can to remain healthy.

While we were at Wal-Mart, when Adam called. He and the family will be taking a four day camping trip. He called to get some advise on what to take. We talked a while but then it was my turn for my flu shot. In the evening I called him back with some more advise.

We drove to Prairie City for tenderloins. I haven’t had a really good breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in a long time. (For you southerners, a tenderloin is like a chickenfried steak with pork.) They were well worth the half hour drive and the half hour standing in line. The sandwiches were about 9″ in diameter and the meat was 3/8″or more. We also had the frog eye salad. That was neither a typo nor an autocorrect fail. The frog eye salad had mandarin oranges, mini marshmallows, mayo, and tapioca (the frog eyes).

As you can see in the photos, it’s a very small ice cream shop. We arrived around 12:30 and were seated at the counter about 1:00. When we left at 1:45 the place was still full but there was no longer a waiting line outside in the rain … yeah people stood out in the rain to get into this place … that’s how good the food is.

God bless and g’nite

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