Welcome back Team David followers,
TGIF~~~I can’t believe the weekend is once again upon us so quickly. If you have the opportunity, this is the last week end to attend to the Wilson County Fair. The Music City Festival and BBQ Championship is being held on the lawn at Riverfront Park, but if the weather is fickle or too hot then I would suggest seeing the Ken Gross – Sensuous Steel- Art Deco Automobile Exhibit at the Frist Museum. They all sound good to me, so you may see Keith and I out at one of the events.
I am feeling still energetic as the hummingbirds that are hovering and a buzzing around the new flowers on the cardinal vines. My chest pains are also present, but seem to be lessening over time. I hope to be as near normal by Monday.
I am glad I got my sense of humor from my dad. My humor has helped me tremendously in my fight with this disease. I have written this before, but laughter is the best medicines I have found. Our dad has been known to hold people’s attention with his jocular character. I am glad the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree as my dad the natural talent to bend an ear of many family members, friends and strangers. He is also known for his zany antics and I sometimes wonder where in the world did he come up with some of his farcical comments.
Once when operated a fruit market in Lakeland, a new customer entered through the door and began to look around, admiring all of the fresh produce. Stopping in front of the Romaine lettuce, the customer asked my dad “What do you do with this plant?” My dad was taken aback to the fact this man didn’t know what lettuce was intended purpose was. My dad lowered his head, peered up over his glasses to give the customer a serious look and said, “Why you take that head of Romaine lettuce home and you boil it about 5 minutes with some salt, pepper, some fat dripping, and pepper. It is much the same way like you would cook spinach, kale or other greens.” The man purchased 4 heads of the Romaine lettuce to prepare a stew pot of cooked greens.
The next day dad spied the man through the front glass and thought he would go into the back for a few minutes. When he entered he immediately went to Jean to inquire where dad was. Jean told the man dad had stepped out to go to the bank and should could possible help him. He told Jean to make sure to tell my dad, “I want to thank. Those Romaine greens were some of the best greens me and the wife had in a while. I came in to purchase a few more heads to make some more for our supper tonight.” I don’t know what became of the man who actually cooked Romaine lettuce as boiled greens. I can’t help but to think, somewhere out in the world of restaurant servers is a guest who will be unmercifully complaining “Send this Caesar Salad back to the kitchen, it’s undercooked!”
Well folks, you can stick fork back into me, I am done here. Everyone have a great weekend and I will be taking the weekend off to continue of some tasks. I will be back with my blogs on Monday.
Go Team David!
Stay positive until tomorrow…
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
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