TODAY the mailman brought a surprise! I saw a padded envelope laying behind the counter and opened it - surprise.....Angela McRae has written a lovely new tea book "Dainty Dining" which includes recipes, memories and memorabilia from America's department store tea rooms. I was thrilled to see her research on all these special places from our past. I personally am thrilled to see the old Younkers Tea Room because I went there twice while attending a small Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa in the late 60's-70's. Senior banquets were often held there. I remember getting off the elevator Angela mentions in her book. At that time I recall feeling like the decor was "old" and charming.
I was deeply touched to read Angela's "Acknowledgments" in the front of this book and see my name listed there among her "blogging" friends. We have never met, but we have communicated leaving comments on each other's blogs! I started blogging in June of 2008 and Angela was one of the first to leave me a comment. (on a former Wordpress blog) You can visit Angela's Tea With Friends right here!
The photo below is much as I remember the Younkers Tea Room: