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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

More Favorite Frogs and some Fan Fiction





Ruth showed up unexpectedly with a 50 pound ham in a box.  It was cooked and cut in a spiral pattern. She was also grappling with a six pack of PibbXtra.
"That's a large ham," I said.  She told me it was a 50 pounder.  I said, "I didn't know hams could be that large." 
"The record is 180 pounds for a ham.  Look it up," she said in a combative tone I found unnecessary.
"PibbXtra?" I asked, changing the subject.  "Is that like Mr. Pibb?"
"Same drink, new name.  Can you move so I can come in please?"

Ruth walked into the kitchen to set down the 50 pounder and the Pibbs.  I wondered what to say because I didn't eat ham and I was pretty sure Ruth knew that.  She popped a Pibb and found her way to the livingroom, settling on the couch in front of the tv. I texted people I knew who might come over to eat ham on a whim. Within 20 minutes, people started arriving.  I created a macaroni salad while people collected around a Judge Judy episode I was sorry to be missing. 

All in all, it ended up being a pretty good last night of vacation.

4 comments:

Indiana Rock on a California Roll said...

Is this really fan fiction? It seems like an original to me!

LH said...

It's not actually fan fiction, but I'm thinking it could be the start of a fan fiction thread. Everyone who reads it will start
writing about Ruth and her antics with various hams and sodas.

mm said...

I may write something about Ruth this morning since I don't really want to look at the news today.

KC said...

Ruth would be a great character in a novel. Really generous of you to give her over.