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February 04, 2009

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Shaye

Wow, great post here. I really like Mr. Breakfast's take, too. I'd never thought much about it that way. However, I was asked by my parents which piece of furniture I would like to have once they're ready to give it away. I asked for the dining room table. It's a beautiful, round, expandable antique table that's been in our family for as long as I've ever known. But the real reason I wanted it is because of how sacred meal time was in my family. Even though I was in a typical school setting while growing up, we usually had breakfast at the table and we ALWAYS had dinner together--no phone calls or guests would interrupt that time. It's terribly sad that this isn't the case for most families--not only because of school, but also because of our need to rush off to work (which is usually very far from the home, these days). I've always felt breakfast was one of the greatest ways to start our family's day off right. Even now, with three pre-schoolers at home, I love it when we sit down together with daddy before he leaves for work (incidentally we moved to a town where he could walk three blocks to work--on PURPOSE).

Thanks for another excellent post!

Shannon

Your entry made my day. Also I found the quote "you must put down your weapons to pick up your food." utterly beautiful. It's pretty intuitive really, how can a group of people not get along if they have their meals together? It goes for families and almost everyone.

Kakie

One could almost tie the idea about a meal being a learning experience to our traditional idea of dinner. It is a place for family to come together, talk, share thoughts and just be comfortable. Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it.

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