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April 25, 2011

Mother's Day countdown - 14 days to go

mildred14 days until Mother's Day.

Who's taking the Old Girl out? Who's got a good gift idea?

Post about it here.

If you are a restaurant, or own or work in one, why not let me know what your Mother's Day plans are. Send them to

Tomorrow, I'll post the first batch of Mother's Day brunches.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 11:37 AM | | Comments (4)



I love, love, LOVE that you put a still of Mildred Pierce on your first Mother's Day post. What a mother that dame was! Also, to those out there contemplating having children: do NOT watch Mildred Pierce.

My sons know better than to refer to their mother as "the Old Girl" (in my hearing anyway!) A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T, if you please.

THE OLD GIRL? I've never been called that.
Ignoring that...
Waterstone is offering a Mother's Day dinner & all fabulous Moms..young or "old".. get a $25 GC to use for a future visit..that's a nice gift.

"Old Girl" is an informal, old-fashioned term of affection. Its use accompanying a frame from a 1945 picture show seems most apt.

I watch a lot of old movies. Every year I try to focus my viewing on the movies from 75, 50 and 25 years before. So, this year is 1936, 1961 and 1986. No mother seemed to mind being called "Old Girl" when Gary Cooper was saying it.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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