One Of Our Favourites.

Another Saturday evening was with me.

I prepared dinner,

Fresh salmon fried in butter,

Mushrooms cooked in butter

White wine and a cheese sauce,

Rice with lemon zest

And turmeric,

Finished off with asparagus.

Bix was playing for me,

And a glass of wine before me.

I sat there enjoying my meal,

A meal I had cooked so many times,

One of our favourites,

But she was not with me.


  • orchidee

    A poignant write Gold.

  • Teddy.15

    as an honorary Italian, try cooking them mushrooms in a wee bit of olive oil sprinkled with parsley and see what flavours pop out . 🤣🤣🤣 a Lovely memory of Joyce 💖

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Teddy.

      I will try that with the mushrooms.


    • L. B. Mek

      there's nothing as barren
      as a table, for one
      still, in a month or so
      you'll be approaching: two years!
      and I can only praise you
      for the strength and positivity
      you demonstrate daily;
      choose to believe, in that reunion scene
      that approaches
      with each passing, sigh..
      stay strong, my friend
      (salmon cooking details
      is mouth-watering, btw)

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you for your very kind words Mek, I am most grateful.

        Yes it is a very nice meal.


      • dusk arising

        I'm sure she was with you in spirit and encouraging you to be the man she loves so much.
        Many a lesser man could allow standards to drop but in reading your post today it's plain to see that's not your way.
        Live long and prosper you ball basher.

        • Goldfinch60

          Your words are so kind d a and moved me. Thank you.


        • Robert Haigh

          Bitter-sweet, in view of your personal circumstances, Andy, but I'm sure those memories still warm your heart. You can invite me for dinner any day if you serve such succulent sounding fare! Bix Beiderbecke playing in the background too. What is not to like?

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Robert.
            My door is always open, I am happy to let you have dinner any time.


          • spilleronsheet

            What a beautiful memory
            The wonderful dish
            It sounds appetising
            And your love so inspiring
            I hope fate can grant us loving memories like you had with Joyce

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you spilleronsheet, I too hope that you can have many happy memories as I have had with Joyce.


            • Garth Rakumakoe

              The last line stings, and turns everything on its head. Well written. A worthy addition to my favorites list.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Garth, much appreciated.


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