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Cindy tells a funny story and draws some great lessons from it that you can apply if you are getting together with friends and family over the holidays – even by Zoom or drive-by. What funny stories, memories, or traditions tickle your funny bones today?

My favorite grandma like to control things in her little kitchen. Fortunately her mother had a sense of humor about it when Grandma grabbed the butter out of Great-grandma’s hands and wrangled a place for it in the stuffed refrigerator.

Great-grandma laughed her infectious laugh, and said, “I guess I don’t know how to put butter away properly.”

Mom and I stayed out of Grandma’s kitchen on holidays until given a simple/approved chore – something easier than putting away the butter.

Unique Times

As we celebrate the holidays and roast and toast; each in our own Covid bubbles this year, I am reminded of an old classic story that many of you will remember. If it’s new to you, I hope you enjoy it. I always love the sentiments and truths the story provides.

As the story goes;

One day after school a young girl noticed that her mom was cutting off the ends of a pot roast before putting it in the oven to cook for dinner. The young girl asked her mother, “Mom, why do you cut the ends off the pot roast?” Her mother replied, “Because grandma always did, but I’m not really sure, why don’t you ask her”. So the young girl called her grandmother on the phone and said, “Grandma why do you cut the ends off the pot roast before cooking it?” Her grandmother replied, “I…

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  1. “…never assume anything.” My mother told me this years ago and illustrated it with her story of being fired for assuming something. “Never assume anything, Miss Lancashire,” he said as he fired her.

    Really enjoyed this blog. Laughed at the roast beef story. Perfect illustration. I’m very curious, but I don’t question enough of what I see. Just accept.

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    • You had a very strong mother, who probably would not have allowed you to question her!!! I’m sorry she was fired for assuming, though. Those were different times, weren’t they. Women did not have much respect or protection in the workforce. What was her job?

      My mom had a couple of jobs pre-marriage – worked in a department store, Blocks or L.S. Ayres, I don’t remember, but I do remember the velvet/satin comforter she saved up all her money to buy, and I threw up on it. Her other job was the phone company during a time operators still answered the phone and connected people. I’m sure mom was very good at that. 🙂

      Loved your comment. It’s almost like you are right here in AZ. 🙂

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    • Hi Donna, you are such a positive person, I’m sure your memories will be fun and full of laughter. 🙂 Have a wonderful week. 🙂 Hugs xxx

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    On Mon, Dec 14, 2020, 8:38 PM Marsha Ingrao – Always Write wrote:

    > Marsha posted: “Cindy tells a funny story and draws some great lessons > from it that you can apply if you are getting together with friends and > family over the holidays – even by Zoom or drive-by. What funny stories, > memories, or traditions tickle your funny bones today?” >

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