Pat’s list

Thanks to Pat, who lives in Florida, we have another international shopping list.

My connection to Pat goes back to 2009, when a group of intrepid women from both hemispheres started to talk about a meet-up in Rome. Pat wasn’t able to come that time, but, boy did she make up for lost time in subsequent years! I finally got to meet her face to face, in Venice. What year was that, Pat?

Pat's list

What nice handwriting this is. And, I had to look up a few items to find out what I have been missing.

Aha! For Susie and me, there’s wine on this list.

Thank you so much for sharing this list that you found tucked into your purse, Pat.Β 


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33 responses to “Pat’s list

  1. Yvonne:
    I wanted to let you know…I got this e-mail from Brian’s (LordBeariOfBow) daughter Sarah:
    “Dad is still in hospital. Very frail. Had an operation yesterday to put a stent in his valve. They said it went well. He has a scan on Monday to check.
    He will appreciate every ones thoughts – thank you for checking on him and sending love and best wishes. I will pass them on.
    He is looking forward to writing a blog about his admission.”



  2. She must be feeding an army.

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  3. OH, this link might be fun for you to read about the onions! πŸ™‚

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  4. Bert

    Bruce wrote: A number of comments praise the handwriting
    Actually, none of the comments praises the handwriting. Only Yvonne said it was nice. (Thinks, must get treatment for OCD.) As long as the writer could read it, I don’t suppose it matters.

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    • I do believe you are beyond help, Bert!

      Are your grandchildren going to learn cursive writing, do you think?


      • Bert

        I don’t see why not. But the teachers don’t insist on the children holding the pen correctly. You see so many people who’ve never been taught properly, with what I call the “monkey grip”, When I was at primary school we used to call cursive writing “real writing”. I once won a fountain pen for my neat writing. You wouldn’t believe it now. [Young people may need to google “fountain pen.”]

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  5. Shopping lists are very interesting, and a collection of shopping lists around the world would be great.

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  6. A number of comments praise the handwriting – which I think requires a lot of work to read! I would come home and have to admit that I couldn’t easily read a third of what is on the list. But, thank goodness, I could recognize the need for toilet paper. The person seems to be very particular about the type of some vegies – Romaine Lettuce and Vidalia onions and Nathan’s fries.

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  7. I’m pretty sure I would have known most. But I would cross a lot off if it was my list. There seems to be an awful lot of prepared foods. It is still a lot of fun reading lists. I think you can read a lot about the list compiler. And I don’t know what a chicken cutlet could possibly be either.

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  8. I don’t know what Vidalia onions are, can you tell us, please?

    Poor old crusty curmudgeon, I hope he’ll be okay and back to insult me again very soon.

    How has your day been? Hugs and love. xxx

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    • As a little girl, I called Vidalia onions “those sweet onions” because they tasted sweeter to me than all of the other onions. πŸ™‚ I don’t know much about them except they are named for the city (Vidalia, Georgia) where they were first grown in.

      Let me google them and come back… (Ha! I typed “googlet” and had to correct it. I wonder if a googlet is a baby of google?! πŸ˜€ )

      Okay. Google says “Vidalia onions are unusually sweet compared to other onions due to the low amount of sulfur in the soil in which Vidalia onions are grown.” And it says they are the state of Georgia’s official state vegetable. πŸ™‚

      Yes, poor Lord 🐻 iOfBow! 😦 I hope he will be back to grace us all with his presence very soon! πŸ™‚

      Good day, so far! HUGS and ❀ πŸ™‚


  9. Great list! I love Vidalia Onions! And lemonade sounds lovely today! πŸ™‚

    I just received a comment from Brian…LordBeariOfBow…in the comment section on his last post. He said,
    “I’m in hospital ticker trouble don’t know how long will you can you let those that read my stuff know and I hope to be back soon.”

    so I wanted to share it with you here.


  10. There is plenty of lovely fresh food on this comprehensive list. I’m wondering what the difference is between Nathan’s fries and normal fries. I bet they are delicious.

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  11. Neat Handwriting? Sorry to disagree with you Yvonne, but I found it anything but!
    Initially, I found this list difficult to read, almost illegible in places with letters that were ill-formed as though it had been written in a hurry. I very quickly deciphered the style but still had a few problems with some words. For instance it took me a while to work out that Ptatv chips was shorthand for potato chips! I thought it was some flavour of chips. Oh and out of interest what are chicken cutlets? In the U.K. a cutlet is a small lamb chop, but you don’t get chops with poultry.

    The words above and below ham pieces were also difficult to read, I don’t have any idea about the one above onions either. Something cuts below bread was also a puzzle.

    The list appears random and not at all organised, the shopper could easily miss out some of the items, or find themselves returning to the same aisle several times.

    I smiled at the way the list, just in case of doubt, had a headline of Food Shopping!

    I thought it unusual that there was only one non-food item, must have been urgent too seeing it was at the top!

    I do enjoy your lists Yvonne. πŸ˜€

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    • Sue, I wonder if I can read it easily because it is similar to the writing style I learned in Canada?
      Above and below the ham slices: chimichurri (I am not sure of the spelling), and I had to find out what that was, online, and hamburgers. Cold cuts below the bread. 😊 Sweet potatoes above the onion rings.
      Someone else will have to explain chicken cutlets to us, Sue.
      Pat can probably shop in that supermarket with her eyes shut, or it may actually reflect the layout of the shop.
      I do like these lists, also, and I need more. That’s a hint.

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      • I’m quick to criticise someone else’s handwriting but I dread to think what any of you would think of my childlike half joined and half printed style!
        I spent years deciphering small children’s spelling, but I had an advantage, I usually had a good idea of what they were trying to say, and none of them were writing about chimichurri! Must look up that one.

        Thank you so much for explaining Pat’s list. I will see what I can do regarding sending you a shopping list. πŸ˜€

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    • My first reply to you seems to have drifted lower, Sue. The item above onions is wine!

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  12. Yay! I just noticed that Pat changed her mind about buying lamb. What a good decision. πŸ™‚


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