37: the celebration after the cruise

For our 35th anniversary, two years ago, we were to go on a River Cruise. COVID happened. We took that River Cruise two months ago, and it was incredible. Good things come to those who wait. Quote credit: The proverb “all things come to those who wait” originated from a poem by Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, who used to write under her pseudonym, Violet Fane. The phrase first appeared in her poem Tout vient a qui sait attendre in the same words.

Last night, we had our ‘local’ celebration of our 37th anniversary: a farm-to-table dinner experience 32 miles from home, in McKinney, TX. Drum roll: Harvest restaurant is my new favorite restaurant! https://harvesttx.com

The enthusiastic server, Michael, served smiles along with all the goodies we ordered and did not rush us like some restaurants tend to do.

We enjoyed a starter, a salad, our chosen entrees, then dessert. ***YES, THEY HAVE A GLUTEN-FREE MENU!!!*** I highly recommend these selections:


Toby Thomason, the General Manager of this seasonal kitchen, strolled through the rustic, exposed-brick, classy, zinnia-adorned restaurant. He stopped to chat with diners and we were no exception. Toby explained the restaurant’s concept, his background, and his project The Seed Project Foundation (info@spftx.org).


We also met creative mixologist, Michelle LeBolt, the Beverage Director, and my “Lovely Linda” purple cocktail creator. See more of about her and other forward-thinking palette pleasers in the Summer 2022 edition of Edible (www.ediblefw.com)

No meal is complete without dessert. Here is our finale:

With a full belly and happy heart, I fell asleep last night. I awoke this morning thinking about the evening and the beautiful life that Mark and I created, including all the miracles we generated over the past 37 years. My mantra is stronger and louder than ever: Have FUN every day!!