The Finer Things

The other day we were out somewhere and I saw an elderly woman who reminded me of my mother-in-law. Madeleine passed away a few years ago and I have many wonderful memories of her. She was a refined woman with a great sense of humor and a kind and generous heart. Whenever we would go to her home for a visit she loved to set the table for have tea or invite us over for dinner. She liked using her best China and monogrammed silverware. Fine linens by matouk graced her table. With all these one would think that she was a snobbish person, but that was far from the truth. Good manners and fine things were just a natural part of her life. Sometimes my husband and I really miss her.