I arrived at Joy and Clyde’s in time for a good old fashion Texas meal of chili and rice.
I met Joy in the 60’s in Montana. We worked together at Continental Insurance Co. One memory that still tickles us both, is about the manager. He was not a tall man. We finally realized that he always talked to me while I was seated at my desk. He never came near me if I was standing up because I was considerably taller than he was!!!.
Joy was a real pistol. (Still is) Tiny, red hair, freckles, and full of energy, and southern Texas charm. We were referred to as “Mutt & Jeff” because of the extreme difference in our heights.
Joy recalls that I taught her how to knit. She says I was a bitch. Patient, but a bitch. She would work days knitting on her sweater, bring it in to show me, I’d spot a dropped stitch and rip it all out and make her do it over again. Well, what can I say. She DID learn to knit!!!!
The next day, we had a Tex-Mex lunch out, and dinner out at Joe’s Bar-B-Que
My first Texas Bar-B-Que since 1974. Beef –BQ, tender, delicious, pure Texan heaven. I ordered a sandwich – OMG – the sandwich roll was at least 6 inches across. I was stuffed!
The next day I joined Joy and her friends at Olive Garden for soup and Salad – Sausage/potato soup. For supper we had Frito Pie – Fritos, Chili, Cheese – m-m-m-m- Do you see where this is going?
Friday, we went to Galveston, and had shrimp and stuff at Shrimp N’ Stuff – Garlicky deep fried shrimp, tender young red skinned potatoes boiled in hot sauce, and a slice of Key Lime pie for dessert. For supper, it was a lite – stack of pancakes and syrup and bacon.
About midnite Friday nite, my stomach roared up and said ENOUGH!!! I got the message, and spent the next 36 hours in bed. End of my Texican food adventure!!!
Sunday, I finally dragged myself out of bed. In the afternoon, we joined friends of Joy and Clyde for a movie and dinner. While they had platters of lobster, shrimp, and oysters, I had soup.
Til the next time,