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Friday, November 29, 2013

In Years to Come...

when the grandchildren are grown, with children  of their own, and they gather for Thanksgiving, one will say, "Do you remember the Thanksgiving supper of 2013 when Mama Charlotte dropped the dish of potatoes into the oven?"  They'll chuckle fondly and one of the small ones will ask for the story, "Tell us about it!" 

"She had told the daughters not to bring anything; she'd fix all the food and for them to come to eat around 6:00 in the evening.  The turkey took a while longer to finish cooking and before the potatoes went into the oven, mostly to be warmed, the kids and grand kids gathered in and talked and waited.  All of a sudden we heard a little yell from her and then a loud crash of glass meeting steel.  We all rushed in to see what had happened and there she stood holding the 13" x 9" baking dish with only a few potatoes at one end.  We thought she might cry as she told us, 'When the potatoes were ready to take out of the oven, I reached in and lifted them up, and the next thing I knew, potatoes were sliding to one end of the dish and my hand just couldn't hold it.  So I dropped it, spilling potatoes into the back corner of the oven!  Now there's only a few left, but thankfully the dish didn't break and I wasn't burned!'  She was so sad about it.  One of the daughters spooned out most of the mess and cleaned up the rest the next morning since Mama Charlotte's knees would have hurt really bad had she been left to squat down and clean it by herself.  But it all worked out o.k. and we'll always remember the Thanksgiving supper of 2013."

~~~Charlotte ~~~

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10 comments:

  1. Most of us have tales to be told...like the time I spilled a large pan of baked beans in the oven. I am sure your family had a lovely time, no matter.

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  2. I spilled a crock pot full of pinto beans in the floor of the truck while taking it to a potluck at work. Accidents just happen. Thankfully you weren't burned!

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  3. Awe, That's happened to me quite a few times as well Charlotte. It seems it always comes when we want everything to be just right for company. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving anyways. Hugs, xo

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  4. memories were made :) it happens doesn't it - I bet there was plenty of other food to be eaten

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  5. Just being together is the best part of Thanksgiving. I am sure your dinner was just fine; with a few less potatoes. :) Thankful you are okay; and had help to clean up.

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  6. No picture but I can see it in my mind--------I guess that is what makes our family gatherings so special because we aren't perfect and we can all have a good laugh and remember our times together Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!

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  7. Sorry for that disappointment but glad you weren't burned! I am sure everyone enjoyed the day anyway! Nancy

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  8. Aw....so sorry about the potatoes, but glad you weren't burned! And you're right, it will make for a good story through the years...beginning with your readers!

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  9. Oh no! I'm glad you didn't get burned! I've had a few cooking mishaps like that as well. I'm glad you got to spend time with your family though.

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  10. Uh-oh... I am assuming the worst right now, Charlotte... *giggle*
    And I understand why there are no pictures. *wink*

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