Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Tea-Party

Hosted by our dear grandmother...

...and attended by her eager granddaughters.

(We got to use the front door! And the doorbell!)

I defy C.S. Lewis's opinion that "Tea should be taken in solitude," and suggest that there are few better people to drink it with than my grandmother and cousins.

(Of course, his grandmother and cousins may not have been so nice.)

Adria elegantly nibbles a cookie...

...while Alicia indecorously analyzes her tea dregs.

The cultured indication that no more tea is required.

But we're not done with those pizza bites. No sirree!

(That's our vulgar American taste for you.)

To Grandpa go the leftovers.

"A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards." -A.A. Milne

If memories are the measure of a proper tea, then this one takes the tea-cake.


Anonymous said...

So my question is this... were you truly proper by taking cream with your tea? AND if so, HOW did you take the cream with your tea? :) Now I shall know if you are truly English or not!! :)

Mrs. Groff

Carmen M. said...

You're not going to like this. Candace and I cannot even remember if there was cream, AND, if there had been, HOW we should have taken it. Next time I come, you'll need to give me more than a piano lesson, I'm afraid.

Proud to be an American! :-)

Anonymous said...

I too am proud to be an American-- However, I will give you the insite on the true and proper way to take "tea and cream". One must FIRST put the cream/milk in the cup ... then add the tea! :) It's actually quite nice and I usually do it this way! :) Enjoy your tea~ today is great day for a spot of it! :)
~ Mrs. Groff~