Mom and Dad used to stop and have a piece of pie at Jenny’s Country Lane Coffee Shoppe & Restaurant. Dad always mentions the coconut creme, but the day I went along with him, I had my favourite, lemon meringue. It’s a tough thing, losing the person you love and for countless reasons. One of the difficult things is returning to the places where you shared your conversations…the places where you shared beautiful food…the places that you, as a couple, shared with friends and family over many years.
One of those places, for my Dad, is Jenny’s. Located in the lovely town of Stirling, on Mill Street, Jenny’s is occupied by ‘regulars’ and exudes friendliness and good aromas. On that particular day, everything about the experience of having pie at Jenny’s was different because we didn’t have Mom to share it.
North of Belleville, my parents loved sharing the drive to Stirling together. Honestly, my parents enjoyed sharing ANY drives…and usually they found something entertaining to do before they turned their car around again to head home.
Jenny is busy writing down a wee history for me to include here, so stay posted. I hope that if my readers are out that way, they might stop in. Jenny’s is open Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.