Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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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.