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Monday, November 9, 2009

A to Z Mondays ~ The Letter I

The letter I.
ILSA.
Ilsa is originally from the Rhineland of Germany. She has the cutest little accent that she never lost after many years living in the USA. Everybody in her city in Montana seems to know her, as she is probably one of the friendliest people in existence! We try to visit Ilse at least once a year. Oh, and Ilse is also the BEST cook I know. She has the gift of hospitality and loves to make people feel welcomed...she can lay out a spread on the table to make Martha Stewart jealous...and she does it without any to-do. Amazing woman.

Ilsa is one of my dearest friends in the whole world. She is like a second mother to me...only nicer! Jessica and I met Ilsa about 15 years ago while fly fishing on a river in Montana. Ilsa was walking her dogs at the time and we struck up a conversation. The rest is history. She has taught me so many things. LIKE: How to keep my Revere Ware copper bottoms shiny at all times. How to keep my linens smelling sweet in the closet. She taught me how to make yummy huckleberry jam. I just love the lady! So, my one and only "I" is Ilse.

For more I's go see Jen's blog. Have a good week.

love, Cassie

13 comments:

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

So are you willing to share Ilse's trick for keeping the copper bottoms shiny? Inquiring minds need to know.

Have a wonderful week.
Lynn

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Rev. Paul said...

Never mind the copper pots; I want the huckleberry jam!

Dorothy said...

Nice tribute to your friend!!! Forget the pots and the huckleberry jam....I want a friend like Ilse!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cassie, We all need a friend like you have. I have a best friend --and she would do anything for me and I would do anything for her.

Great "I" post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

Cassie, I enjoyed meeting your friend, Ilse! What a lovely post for "I" week. Happy Monday to you! :D

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so sweet! Isn't it funny how you can meet someone who has such an impact on your life. FATE.
Please tell, how to keep linens smelling good in the closet!?

Mildred said...

What a heart warming post about an extraordinary woman. She sounds like the most fun! You are very blessed and the photos are just great. A great post for I.

By the way, Veteran's Day is tomorrow - I posted early cause of a dr. appt.

Hope you are having a great week.

Mildred said...

What a heart warming post about an extraordinary woman. She sounds like the most fun! You are very blessed and the photos are just great. A great post for I.

By the way, Veteran's Day is tomorrow - I posted early cause of a dr. appt.

Hope you are having a great week.

Jen said...

Looks like a good catch on that fishing trip!
Happy Monday on Tuesday to you Cassie. ;)

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

what were you cooking????

Lynne said...

She sounds a very special lady. You are so lucky to have such a great friend.

Dawn said...

how very special... to have such a friend! and while it seems she has taughtyou so much, i bet you have taught her some great things, too!! have a great week!