Sunday, April 19, 2009

A lost tradition

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Every Sunday for the last 2-3 years my family has piled into the car and drove to our favorite restaurant to eat lunch. Today was no exception, but as we drove up I had that feeling in my stomach. There was a sign on the front door and as I jumped out to see what it said I just stood there in disbelief. Our special place, our family tradition was no longer in business. I got back in the car and immediately started to cry...not just a tear, but a full on emotional mess for a solid 10 minutes. It surprised even me. I'm not even PMSing. Who knew that Nick-N-Willy's meant that much to me...but it did! There is something so comforting in the familiar. We knew the people there and they knew us. Everyone has been affected by the down turn in the economy in some way, but I guess until today with my beloved "special place" it hadn't really hit home. I'm thinking it's time for us to make a new family tradition:)

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7 comments:

  1. That's so sad! :(

    I hope you are able to find a new place for your family tradition...

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  2. Oh no!! We do the same thing.... Only its Azteca. They even give us Christmas presents now. We all go there after church on Sunday mornings.

    So... how did the tooth fairy do?

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  3. That is sad. So sorry. I understand your tears :(

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  5. Losing a family tradition is heartbreaking. So sorry to hear your sad news. But I wish you luck and good fortune in finding your new Sunday lunch tradition!! :)

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  6. Hi Becky, So sad for the restaurant owners and you/your family.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. My first visit to yours though not my last. Precious family...great music!

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  7. Oh how heartbreaking. I'm sorry. :(

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