Saturday, November 22, 2008

FUNERALS, SANDWICHES AND OLD AND MOLDY

Today we went to a funeral of a nice man in our ward. He raised nine children. All his children spoke. His last said something like, "I am glad my dad had faith during trying times, because here I am, number nine." Other people would have stopped at three or five or surely eight. She is a girl any father or mother would love to have. She was the treasure at the end. I think we all have treasures at the end, but some of us decide when the end is and not let God do it.

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Because I was so tired from being on my feet for so long today I made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner. One I made with mayo--Phil's. One with Miracle Whip--mine. But I forgot which was which.

"You'll have to taste each of these," I told Phil. "And then tell me which one is mine."

He sniffed them.

"You can't tell that way, just have a bite of each."

"This is yours," he said, handing me the sandwich at his plate.

I looked at it. It didn't have a bite out of it. I furrowed my brow.

"Aum," he said, with a sheepish grin, "I licked your bread."

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And now, because I actually feel Old and Moldy I am going to sit in the old-folks-recliner with the new afghan my friend Judy gave me and have a snooze so I can read blogs way into the night and avoid writing my book.

But, DeAnn, you better be WRITING YOURS! And I hear Her Excellency of Mousehole is doing some writing, too. Yes!

4 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

ok write when your inspired to write. Sometimes just writing nothing will get the juices flowing and then you can throw away the first stuff. I'm glad it was your husband licking your sandwich, and not you know some monkey or chimp or something....

Tierney said...

Well, I must agree. It would be weird if Phil were licking a monkey or a chimp. I admire your napkin-ironing frugality, and I am glad you went to see Mamma Mia again. I have no right to complain, I know, because of my infrequent visits, but I notice the six words are missing...

Love,

Tierney

JJ said...

LOL how the comments switched to Phil licking a monkey or chimp,
but ham and cheese sandwiches hmm havent had those for ages, think I will make some tonight

hillary said...

I noticed the six words were missing. Don't stop because your favorite child doesn't understand them. She doesn't understand lots of really good stuff. Please continue. a ki ka lem.