and then there was the time.....
Aug. 29, 2011 8:28 pm
Updated: Sep. 6, 2011 4:22 pm
The Buzz is always a source of inspiration and many times laughter, sometimes tears.
Many posts bring back memories - long buried (some, for good reason) but somehow those memories bring a smile to my face - well, at least most of them do. Some are best left forgotten.
Today "RatherBeCooking" posted her husband's success at making scrambled eggs - we celebrated!
That brought back memories.....
Roll back the clock to 1975 - newly married - living in an apartment with a small patio court yard.
Time Check 10 AM
Hubby and I are spending Saturday morning at Montgomery Wards. Remember that store? (It is were we met.) He spots a dandy BBQ - an orange and black 'Black and Decker' model- assembly required. Now, keep in mind this
is a charcoal model - in 1975 propane BBQ's were a thing of the future - at least to us.
We proudly load that box of BBQ into the back of our mustard yellow Ford Pinto and head for home.
No, this isn't the actual car - just one like it that I snagged from Google images.
We open the box and out pours 2,000 screws, nuts, bolts and assorted loose pieces. Hubby sets about assembling said BBQ on the avocado green shag carpet in the living room.
Time Check: Noon
I head to the store for charcoal and the best steaks we can afford.
We are grinning from ear to ear.
I return from the store - to find hubby and a pile of pieces - instruction sheets spread hither and I set about "helping". This is where I learned that hubby had quite a vocabulary. None the less we pressed on until
hubby declared the BBQ assembled.
I dared to inquire about the extra nuts bolts and screws. (I am not going mention what extra nuts, bolts and screws do a vacuum cleaner.... that is another story.)
Did you know "They always supply extra - just in case!"
We proudly wheeled that Black and Orange BBQ, shaped like a flimsy tool box, out to the patio -
Time Check: 10 PM Charcoal in hand he loads it up.
"Hey, do they tell you in the instructions how to light this thing?"
(I am certain that Match Light Charcoal was invented for people like us.)
Scrambled eggs - and we are still married after 37 years.