Take Seven 15th October

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
duty, event, exchanged, hefty, hole, missing, particular, piece, quality, quizzical, riot, roast, secret, see, segment, sixty, spend, tapped, terrific, traditional, wire.
Today’s Take Seven is actually based on truth and occurred probably more than sixty years ago.
When I worked for a High Street bank, one of my elderly regulars became a personal friend. It was she who taught me the secret of perfect roast potatoes and we often exchanged recipes. She was a terrific cook, and would make her puddings and Christmas cake a few months before the event.
This one particular year she had made her Christmas cake and left it on the wire tray to cool. Her son came to visit and cut himself a hefty slice. She could so easily have led him the riot act, but didn’t as she was always pleased to see him.
She prepared for Christmas as usual and the family came over to spend the day, knowing she would have pulled out all the stops for a perfect meal with all the trimmings.
When it came to having a piece of Christmas cake, she presented her masterpiece to quizzical looks. It was, as always, beautifully decorated with the traditional Santa, sled, reindeer and trees and perfectly iced around a missing segment.
Her son reached for the knife and she gently tapped his hand away.

‘You’ve had yours already,’ she said pointing at the hole.
Everyone burst out laughing, including her son who countered that he had only carried out his duty as Quality Control and sampled the cake, not the icing and adornments that went with it.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Take Seven 15th October

  1. Carol anne says:

    Lol. Oh I love christmas cake! 😀

  2. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Having 2 sons I can really relate to this! I got to the point of putting little signs on items that said “Do Not Touch” or “Saved for Dinner” otherwise I’d come home to half a pie or missing the needed ingredient…

    • It was a standing joke for years.
      We visited my Mum once and she was going to give us a couple of small cakes to go with our cup of tea but my sister said no as they were counted. Honestly, we’d travel over two hundred miles (each way) and were lucky to get a cup of tea most times. We’d take Mum out for lunch and then when her dementia started to really take hold, we’d take lunch in. Sis soon got the hint and we were once offered a sandwich.

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