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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hard Boiled

Newlywed.
That wonderful time when two people are starting out.
And learning so much.
For good or bad . . .
June was a happy bride.
Determined to do everything right.
Unfortunately, her mother had also insisted on doing everything right.
Particularly in the cooking department.
By herself.
So June remained untaught.
Willing and eager. But untaught.
Then: Marriage.
And the aforementioned DER (Doing Everything Right).
June asked her new husband what he would like for breakfast.
Pleased, he told her just something simple. A couple of boiled eggs.
“O-kay,” June said doubtfully, wondering frantically how to make a boiled egg.
Determined, she went into the kitchen. Put the eggs in a pot.
Added water.
Good so far.
Now. How long to boil them?
Most cakes take 30 to 45 minutes.
She’d go for the longer time, just to be sure.
And she did.
45 minutes later, she proudly presented her new Husby with her version of The Boiled Egg.
Now, at this point, these eggs would be suitable for such things as:
Tennis.
Golf.
Baseball.
Perhaps lobbing into enemy territory.
What did Husby do?
He ate them.
With a smile on his face.
Newlywed.
That wonderful time when two people are starting out.
And learning so much.
For good or bad . . .

6 comments:

  1. Can you burn boiled eggs without the water running dry? LOL

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  2. True love at its best. And bravest. And with the digestion of young things...

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  3. Nice share. He is a good man and true love!!!! :)

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