Friday, July 16, 2010

What's under your cloche?

This is my only cloche I have at the house currently.  
I have others just not using them right now.

This one helps to keep the silver from needing polishing.  I am collecting silver plated forks of all kinds, so that for parties and showers I will have plenty.  They are fun to look for and I have never spent over $1.00 for one.  

Here is a part of my collection of forks.  

Had to show you the framed prayer next to it. 
At each of my daughter's weddings this is read before the dinner.

My daughter's grand-father, Lynn's Dad, suffering with Alzheimer's and you do suffer, all of us suffered, was unable to attend the first wedding and he was not with us by the second daughter's wedding.

I read his blessing just like he always said before each meal at the first wedding. I kept it a surprise and then gave each of the grand-children the framed printed copy of his prayer afterwards.  

Kind of a tradition now.

Here is the prayer...

Father we thank you for the blessings of this day,
We thank you for this food and the one who prepared it.
Bless everyone here with us today and especially bless all the little ones.
In your name we pray. Amen

Ray A. Kees


  1. Lori, how sweet to pass that tradition on with that prayer. I love your old collected silver.

  2. Love your prayer, what a wonderful tradition and so touching. Your silver is fabulous. I have a few old pieces from my family and they are so precious to me. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  3. I just saw your message and deleted our last link. However, you really did find some amazing silver pieces. Love them. I still love your silver and your prayer. Thanks again for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  4. That's a wonderful tradition to keep going! I wish we'd thought of something like that at our daughter's wedding. Both of my husband's parents are gone, and we all felt their absence.

  5. Don't you just love traditions? That prayer is wonderful with the silver, Char

  6. Nice ways to display your silver!

    The prayer is precious! How special to read it at the weddings, and to display it in frames. Sweet memories.


  7. What a darling prayer...your silver is pretty. olive ♥

  8. I miss Mr. Kees. I remember him always coming by my Sunday School classroom with his red greeters coat on! Such a sweet man.

  9. That prayer is amazing and what a gift you have given to your children that they will pass on to their children. You are a clever one to keep your forks under your cloche! I have a secret... I don't own a cloche! How can I be a blogger with no cloche??? Ha!!! Have a great weekend!

  10. Hi your jar full of forks! I can never get enough silver, myself.

    And such a delightful piece to read out to your family. It sounds like many blessings have come your way, indeed...


  11. I just love this idea! Putting the cloche over silver! I may want to try it out! Very pretty too! Love your FIL's sweet prayer! So sweet of you to make that so special for your daughters.


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