Memorial Memorable

Saturday, I was privileged to attend a Memorial for one of my college professors.  I’ve talked a little about being a speech and theatre major at Glassboro State College/Rowan University.  It was one of the most exciting, frustrating, crazy times of my life.  I learned so much and met so many wonderful people.

One of my favorite professors, Dr. William C. Morris passed away earlier this year.  On Saturday, I was fortunate to attend his memorial service, held in Tohill Theatre where he directed and acted in so many plays.

It was a great celebration of the life a terrific guy.  I got to see a lot of familiar faces.

A group of our other professors who led the way.  Great group of guys!

Sadly, I didn’t take any photos of my own of my fellow students who were there.  I was too busy talking and reminiscing!

Ralph and I decided to grab some dinner on the way home.  We made the Very wise decision to stop at Italian Affair in Glassboro.  We had been here once before, but it was for a luncheon after a funeral and it wasn’t appropriate to take photos that day or to write about it. It’s been hard keeping it under my had all this time.  That’s why when Ralph suggested lunch, I jumped at the chance.

When you walk in the door, you know you’re in for a treat.  The place just smells good.  We were lucky enough to be given a table by the big windows that look out onto the terrace.  Lots of natural late afternoon light.  Very pleasant and good for photos! ;-)

We started with salad.

It comes with the house dressing which is oil and vinegar and Lots of garlic.  So tasty.  So good in fact that if they had offered me a really big bowl of this and the bread…That could have been lunch for me.

Oh, yes…the bread…

Wonderful little dense rolls served with herbed olive oil.  So good, I could have eaten the entire basket.  But I behaved and only ate 2.

My entree…Eggplant rollatini with ricotta inside with a side of penne pasta.  The plain marinara sauce on the penne was delicious.  The eggplant was incredible.  So many times when a restaurant does eggplant, it’s heavily breaded and greasy.  This was very delicately breaded and cooked to perfection.  I couldn’t finish it, and brought about half of it home.  The leftovers didn’t last long once I got home though.  We didn’t do dessert, but we had coffee and I have to say as a coffee lover, it was outstanding.

Ralph had one of their specials which was a filet with crab and shrimp in a white sauce surrounded by roasted red peppers and spinach.  He insisted that I taste the veggies and they were delicious.  He thoroughly enjoyed it.

We would definitely go to Italian Affair again.  The service was great and they make everything feel special.  We spoke with the chef’s wife on the way out and told her how much we enjoyed it.  We will certainly be making a return engagement there.

It was a very emotional day, but very enjoyable.

Happy Sunday!  Tomorrow I will complete the Blogging A to Z Challenge… Hooray!!

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4 responses to “Memorial Memorable

  1. Sad that such a wonderful man left this world, but funerals are wonderful to catch up and remember good times with old friends.

    On the lunch. The salad looks great, love that they shred the carrots, always so much easier to eat than chopped carrots, (unshredded carrots on salad are a weird pet peeve of mine).

    Your challenge is almost done. It’s reminding me of the books Ethan is reading right now, they are called A-Z mystery books by Ron Roy and are very popular with young kids. Have a nice Sunday.

  2. William Morris must have been an amazing inspiration…so glad you were able to catch up with your old friends.

    The Italian Affair looks fantastic. I love the name! And the rolls appear to be my favorite kind…with loads of butter of course.

    Have a fantastic Sunday Fran!

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