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Sue Bee and 139 Scarborough Road, my home away from home when Ron could be on the road for weeks at a time and I become a comedy widow. Many a Saturday would start with a phone chat to catch up on the week’s life events. Then Sue would ask the inevitable.

“So, what are you doing for dinner?”

“Oh, I don’t know. Cayley, Gracie and I will probably have steak, Caesar salad, baked potatoes and a tomato and Bocconcini salad with fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, homemade buns, oh, and maybe some cheese to start.”

“Really? Well listen. We’re just hanging around here tonight . Would like to come over here. You could probably use some adult company. We could share food. I have some beans.”

How thoughtful she is. Of course, I’d like some adult company! So I’d pack my baskets of food and wine, of course, and the girls and I would head over to the best (weather permitting) front porch in the neighbourhood.

I'm exaggerating of course. There was always more than just beans in the house. But it’s always simple fare. Meat and potatoes, bread and a salad. Comfort and comforting food, shared with friends on a Saturday night. Always appreciated and welcomed.

So Happy Birthday Sue! Have a great day. We’ll see you in the ‘hood. Oh , and by the way, Ron goes on tour November 15th! Get those beans ready.

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