28 November 2016
Oh turkey day came and went and leftovers are gone, so sad. I could live on turkey dinners for a very long time, but I enjoyed the day even if it came with somewhat of a price to those around me.
Two days before Thanksgiving, me old neighbours dropped in for our annual coffee and pie catching up. Mrs. Neighbour bakes 30 pies and she can't remember why she does, but every year she has left over pies for months! One way of getting rid of at least two is the annual catching up. I think that is a great excuse she has, I love her pies so I hope she continues this strange pie baking next year and the year after that.
So we had eaten a good amount of the pies and were sitting back chatting and sipping joe when me very own gray haired, apple cheeked Mam remembered she needed a few more mini-pumpkins for Thanksgiving dinner, and if she did not get them that day, there would be none to be had. She excused herself and went out trailing coat and purse but was right back in again when she announced she was blocked in by our neighbours ride.
Well, here take my keys and use my car, be easier than us all playing musical cars, Mr. Neighbour said with a jolly laugh.
"Are ye sure?" Asks Mam, he was and so off she went.
She told us later, she pulled into the farm stand down the road, got out, picked out the mini-pumpkins and went to the counter to check out. There were about 10 other ladies there doing their shopping, when one of them says to her, "Is that your BMW 7 Series?"
Well, me Mam was flummoxed to say the least, as she did not expect the question and having once owned a BMW (not a 7 series) she automatically said, "Yes."
"I love that model, way expensive." Says the woman.
"Yes, yes it is." Mam answers regretting she opened her mouth.
"If you don't mind me asking how much did that cost you?" The woman probed much to Mam's chagrin.
"It was free," came out of her mouth, then as an after thought, "divorce."
The woman's mouth was a wide 'O' in surprise and admiration.
"High five to YOU!" The woman says holding her hand up.
Mam slapped hers in kind and then to more of her surprise, the woman behind the counter says, "Hey high five here, way to go!"
And Mam slapped her hand and as she turned to go (after paying for her precious pumpkins), she is met with a row of women all waiting to high five her as she went out the door! They said something about starting a divorced women's club and having Mam as president. I tell ya! The woman can't stay out of trouble.
So with a smug smile she got into HER BMW 7 Series and came home with that story. Thought I'd share the start of trouble brewing.
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