If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner,what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?
I’d say if my father came back and joined us for dinner , the most shocking thing for him would be, how loud we talk, how much food is wasted and there are too many things on the menu.
Let me elaborate about ,how loud we talk , when our father was alive we were taught one thing that is ,we must eat our food quietly, concentrate on eating and nothing else. I find it is a very valuable advice because eating and talking is not recommended there is a danger of food getting stuck in your throat which can sometimes lead to violent coughing and even death.
Secondly we were always told we must not waste food,keeping in mind all those people who go hungry each day, would welcome some food, this is where charity is a good thing, the proportions we put on our plate can be measured so nothing is wasted, the excess food should be given to those who are needy.
Thirdly, there are too many varieties of food,to be healthy we should stick to ‘Canada’s Food Guide’. Portion control is a necessity,if we have more than a dozen variety of food we will overeat,which will make us obese and we’ll be lazy and sick.
Our ancestors were hard working people it will shock them when they watch our eating habit!
On a weekend road trip, far away from home, you stumble upon a garage sale in a neighborhood you’re passing through. Astonished, you find an object among the belongings for sale that you recognize. Tell us about it.
On a road trip one summer, my daughter and I decided to take a tour of Moncton ,New Brunswick. We were driving around the city to see some favorite spots,as we were moving along around the neighborhood, I saw a large “Garage Sale”, sign, we decided to stop and check it out. There were many interesting things on sale, I wondered as I moved along, why were they selling so many antiques. I was told the owner had died few months ago, the kids were not interested to keep any of it so they put up all these memorabilia for sale.
I thought about it for a few minutes and wondered would the things I accumulated with so much love will have the same fate? I brushed off that sad feeling and continued to walk around to see if I’d like something to take back with me. Unexpectedly I spotted a painting I had given to my youngest daughter, I picked it up, my memories of that painting flashed me by,this was the one my husband and I bought from the Franklin mint , we loved it so much and thought of passing it on someday to my youngest daughter.
when she came home for a visit the first thing she asked for was that same painting which was collecting dust on the roadside, because it was her favorite I immediately gave it to her, I was shocked to see, it was one of the items for sale.
I was torn, shall I buy it or forget I saw it, I ended up moving away, I told myself it will only bring back memories which will hurt my feelings.
Without saying a word I got into the car and decided I didn’t want to see any more of the city!