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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Already Been Chewed

Chris. Taste is everything . . .
1953 BD (Before Diane). 
My parents were travelling and had made a stop in a small town for lunch.
At a tiny hotel restaurant.
They perused (real word) the menu and made selections for themselves and their -then- three children.
They made their order.
And waited.
Suddenly, Mom noticed that my elder sister, Chris, age four or so was chewing happily on something.
She watched her, suspiciously, for a few moments.
Finally, "Chris, what are you chewing?"
My sister looked up at Mom and said, "Gum."
"Oh."
Mom thought about it for a moment.
"Wait a minute. You're chewing on gum?"
"Umm-hmm," Chris said, still chewing.
"I didn't give you any gum." Mom turned to Dad. "Did you give her some gum?"
He shook his head and pulled Jerry out of the sugar bowl. "Enough sugar, son."
"Well where on earth did she get gum?"
"Why don't you ask her?" Dad said. "Jerry, leave the salt and pepper alone."
Mom turned to Chris. "Honey, where did you get the gum?"
Chris slid the wad in her mouth to one side and said, "Here, Mom!"
She pointed . . . under . . . the table.
"There's lots more! You want some?"

6 comments:

  1. my brothers used to ask me if I wanted to try some ABC gum. uh.. No thanks!

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge X is for X-Tina

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  2. Luv it,but it makes me shudder. I'm sure I found gum too. Yikes!

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  3. Oh, btw, the photo of your sister Chris is wonderful.

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  4. Ew ew ew ... Ah, well, she survived, didn't she!

    Didn't she?

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  5. that is sooooo gross! Kids are revolting at times aren't they - but I bet she had a strong constitution!

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  6. I could see that one coming and I still cringed. I just had to explain to my 1 1/2 old grandson that rocks aren't good for digestion!

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